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With terminal cancer, young man realizes dream of marrying girlfriend

With terminal cancer, young man realizes dream of marrying girlfriend

After receiving the terrible news that his cancer treatment had failed and only had a few days to live, British teenager Omar Al Shaikh, 16, had only one last wish: to marry her girlfriend!

Lying on the hospital bed, he made a ring with a daisy and asked Amie Cresswell to marry her! The young woman said yes! "We were talking about getting married, but I never imagined it would be at age 16. We thought we were going to grow old together," Amie said in an interview with the DailyMail newspaper.

The couple already knew each other from school, but fell in love on the 16th birthday years of Omar when he also celebrated recovery from the first time he was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia.

Unfortunately, six months after the anniversary Omar's cancer returned. "When I knew I'd come back it was a terrible shock, but I knew I wanted to stay with him during all of this," Amie said.

Omar and Amie and their respective mothers - Photo: Reproduction

In March of this year , doctors told Omar he had three months to find a bone marrow donor. Unfortunately, the young man and his family could not find this donor in time. And after the last round of chemotherapy, Omar received the worst possible diagnosis: the cancer had spread and he only had a few days to live. "The minute I heard that, Amie stood by Omar's bed and did it all the following nights," said Mirabela, Omar's mother.

With both parents' permission, the wedding ceremony was prepared in one day. The wedding took place in the hospital and was attended only by family and close friends, a simple but very exciting ceremony. "Omar told me that he wanted the whole world to see him marrying me." As he put the ring on my finger, he told me he would like to have more time by my side, I would love that, but I was glad we chance to make this beautiful memory, "Amie concludes. Three days after the wedding, Omar passed away.

Unfortunately, many other people are dying for not being able to find a bone marrow donor. Deaths like Omar's could be avoided if more people were enrolled in bone marrow donor banks. After all, the chances of finding a compatible marrow are on average one in a hundred thousand. So, a very large amount of donors need to be enrolled to increase the patient's chances of finding someone compatible.

You can help change this sad reality! Simply register with the National Registry of Bone Marrow Donors. To register, you must collect only a small amount of blood from the donor. Learn more about it here.


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