A MAN who had planned his funeral service at his church, having being diagnosed with advanced cancer, this week married his fiancée instead, after his cancer went into remission. The man, Sean McCabe, married Lisa Mari Williams last Saturday in St David’s, Tonyrefail, in south Wales.
The Vicar of Tonyrefail, Canon Ruth Moverley, who solemnised the marriage, said that it was a “wonderful occasion”. The couple’s son Kian was the best man, and their two daughters, Summer and Asia, recited a poem.
Canon Moverley said: “At the rehearsal there were a few tears, as the significance of their turnaround in fortune came home to them, but on the day they were all smiles.”
Mr McCabe had planned to have his funeral at St David’s in January last year, after being diagnosed with stage-four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and told that he had two months to live. But a bone-marrow donor was found in the United States, and Mr McCabe’s cancer went into remission.
Prayers for healing had been said for Mr McCabe, led by a team from a Pentecostal church. Canon Moverley said that, when the bone-marrow donor was found, it felt like a “modern-day miracle”.
Mr McCabe told The Sun: “Our friends and family thought they would be watching my coffin going down the aisle. Instead, they saw Lisa walking down it in her stunning dress. She looked amazing.
“It went from a day of mourning and misery to one of absolute joy. I feel like the luckiest man in the world. I was trying to hold back the tears, but I did have a little cry. It was so emotional.”