Wed­ding day a fairy­tale for brave cou­ple

Pair mar­ried three years af­ter can­cer di­ag­no­sis

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

SOME fairy­tales re­ally do come true, it seems, as a cou­ple from Che­sham can tes­tify.

Ja­son Nar­raway, 29, who was di­ag­nosed with rare form of can­cer three years ago, re­cently mar- ried his fi­ancée Amy Frank just two weeks af­ter doc­tors told him they could not see any­more tu­mours.

The cou­ple, from Char­tridge Lane, wed at St Mary’s Church, Amer­sham, on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 29 af­ter they were ad­vised to move the date for­ward from July 2017.

Doc­tors be­came con­cerned where things would ‘end up’ with Ja­son as more tu­mours kept ap­pear­ing, which left the cou­ple with only five months to ar­range ev­ery­thing.

Ja­son said: “Amy was the most beau­ti­ful bride I have ever seen and the present which I give to her, which hope­fully will be a present that will last for a life­time, is that two weeks be­fore the wed­ding I met my on­col­o­gist and they said that they can­not see any more tu­mours. To make Amy the hap­pi­est girl alive af­ter all she has done and gone through would be a dream come true.

“I have more scans com­ing up in a few weeks and Amy and I are both so very pos­i­tive, but still re­main some­what anx­ious to whether the tu­mours do re­turn.

“We had the most mag­i­cal day and hope that the tu­mours stay away and we get our happy end­ing.”

The cou­ple met just over eight years ago in what is now the Wether­spoons in Che­sham High Street, and shared their first date at The Crown, in Berkham­sted, for Curry Thurs­day.

Ja­son was di­ag­nosed with a form of can­cer in his leg so rare that only one to three peo­ple are di­ag­nosed each year.

He had a ma­jor oper­a­tion and started 35 ses­sions of ra­dio­ther­apy, fol­lowed by in­tense chemo­ther­apy for six months.

Dur­ing this time Amy, 36, was hav­ing her own health is­sues, as she suf­fers from Crohn’s dis­ease and had to un­dergo a ma­jor oper­a­tion.

Ja­son said: “We both cared for one another, spend­ing what felt like the ma­jor­ity of our lives in hospi­tal, but never did we let things get us down.”

How­ever, af­ter a short while Ja­son’s can­cer re­turned, but this time to his lungs.

He added: “With smiles on our faces and fam­ily sur­round­ing us with love, I started to have oper­a­tion af­ter oper­a­tion but tu­mours just kept com­ing back.

“Dur­ing one oper­a­tion I had 15 tu­mours re­moved from my left lung.

“In the mean­time and in be­tween op­er­a­tions I took Amy to New York and hired an ice skat­ing rink in Times Square.

“I skated to the mid­dle of the rink and got down on one knee.

“It was a fairy­tale pro­posal and we were both on cloud nine. It was as mag­i­cal as you see in the films, but this was real life.”

Then, only a fort­night be­fore the wed­ding, Ja­son was able to sur­prise his bride with the news that his on­col­o­gist could not see any more tu­mours.

Speak­ing about the wed­ding, Ja­son added: “We had the most mag­i­cal day.”

Dur­ing one oper­a­tion I had 15 tu­mours re­moved

Mag­i­cal day: Ja­son and Amy at their wed­ding in St Mary’s Church, Amer­sham

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