Wedding day a fairytale for brave couple
Pair married three years after cancer diagnosis
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