Tuesday 25 October 2016

Cancer survivor beats odds and weds in church where he planned his own funeral

Published 27/07/2015 | 15:11

Sean pictured with his wife Lisa Williams following his recovery.
Sean pictured with his wife Lisa Williams following his recovery.

A man who believed he was going to die after he was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness has married his partner in the church where he thought his funeral would be held.

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Sean McCabe (30) had planned the details of his funeral after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2013 but beat the odds to wed his sweetheart Lisa Williams last weekend.

McCabe, who is now in remission, had chosen a spot for his children Kian (12), Summer (8) and Mia, six, to scatter his ashes before he underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

“Our friends and family thought they would be watching my coffin going down the aisle. Instead, they saw Lisa walking down in her stunning dress. She looked amazing,” McCabe told The Daily Mail.

“It went from a day of mourning to one of absolute joy,” he said.

At one point in his treatment, Sean was told to brace himself for the worst and he booked the church for a funeral service in late January 2014.

Following his recovery, McCabe launched a huge Twitter campaign to get pop-artist Jessie J to sing at the ceremony.

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