TERMINALLY ILL MOTHER-OF-TWO FINALLY MARRIES LOVE OF HER LIFE WITH JUST 18 MONTHS TO LIVE
‘I’ll continue to fight my cancer for as long as I can
A woman who was left unable to walk after being diagnosed with spine cancer has finally married the love of her life.
Martine Kiliminster, 28, from Bradford, started complaining of back pain in June 2017, but because of her age, doctors assumed it was nothing serious.
However, during a holiday to Benidorm at the end of August things took a turn for the worse and she suddenly lost all feeling in her legs.
“I’d been battling with severe back pain for a few months but doctors just thought it was muscular spasms,” she said.
“As soon as I had scans on my spine it was revealed that there was huge tumour crushing my spinal cord.”
Diagnosed with stage four spinal glioblastoma, the mother-of-two became paralysed from the waist down within four weeks and was told the devastating news that she had just six to 18 months to live.
The unexpected news hit her and her partner, Christopher, hard, and the couple of 12 years decided that they wanted to get married.
Planning the entire wedding in a month, Christopher wanted to make the day as special as possible and even organised a surprise for his new wife by lifting her out her wheelchair so they could enjoy their first dance together.