Woman dying of cancer gets dream wedding

Sally Wright and Adam Gray were keen to marry after they learnt last month that she had pancreatic cancer. While the couple were concerned that they would not be able to have a lavish celebration, their friends thought otherwise and gave them the day they had always dreamed of, the Sun reported Monday.

Sally and Adam tied the knot Saturday in their home town of Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
"What a perfect day. I couldn't have asked for more. I don't want to leave my family, but I know I can't avoid it," Sally was quoted as saying.

"No matter what happens after I've gone, the marriage ensures we'll be a family forever," she added.

The couple fell for each other while working at a McDonald's restaurant eight years ago. They went on to have daughter Alyssa, two, and six-month-old Oliver. When Sally was pregnant with her son, she started to feel unwell.

Sally said: "I was tired, in a bit of pain and had actually lost weight, but that had happened with Alyssa as well. After Oliver was born, the pain didn't clear up and they decided to scan my lungs as I was coughing up blood."

"The scan picked up a blip on my pancreas that needed to be investigated. After further scans and biopsies we learned the worst early last month."

Doctors informed them that she had cancer of the pancreas and the disease had spread.
"There were cancerous cells on my liver as well. As soon as I heard that, I knew I was going to die. It was still a shock when the medics told us it might be as little as two months, and that with chemo they might be able to buy me two more."

"It's still hard to take in because although I don't feel great, I don't feel very ill. Even the chemo hasn't had too bad an effect on me. I can come home and take the kids out for a walk."

Around 40 friends and family were at the service at St. Peter's Church Saturday.
Sally hopes that she will live long enough to see Alyssa's third birthday and celebrate Oliver's first Christmas.

She said: "I do have little targets. I pray I'll be here for Alyssa's birthday on 20 November, and Christmas is just five weeks after that."

"But Oliver's birthday is in March. I'd love to be here but it seems less likely. I want to be with my family for as long as possible, and I think the key to that is staying positive."

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