Myles Harrison has lived with a brain tumor since he was 18, but things took a turn for the worse when he turned 27.
At 27, most people think that they have the rest of their life ahead of them. They don't plan about what they would do if they were told tomorrow that their life will be over soon. Most people are not even married by 27 because they think that they have time to do that later. They put love on the back burner but then there are a few people who are forced to come to terms with their mortality at a young age.
When 27-year-old Myles Harrison was confronted with death, and knowing he didn't have much time, he decided took his happiness into his own hands. He decided to pop the question to his long-time girlfriend, Liz. "I've always wanted to marry Liz, ever since we got together I knew she was the one," he said, according to the Scotsman.
From the age of 18, Myles had been struggling with his brain tumor diagnosis, which had been under control, until last year. He had undergone multiple rounds of treatments but was told by doctors that they could not do anything more for him, according to Devon Live.
The beautiful wedding ceremony at Castle Hill in Filleigh, North Devon was gifted to them by generous strangers. After six years together, they had a dream wedding that was organized by local wedding planner Louise Hedges and everything was given to them by suppliers for free.
Time was of the essence here and he asked the love of his life to marry him as soon as he could. Within two weeks of the proposal, the Devon couple was hitched with the help of the North Devon Hospice, where he lives, according to BBC.
"It was so great (at the hospice) that I decided it would be a great place to do it. I went down on one knee and proposed to Liz," he said.
The nurses there came in with champagne, flowers and strawberries and organized a photoshoot on the balcony for the loving couple, according to The Scotsman.
For their wedding day, the couple did not have big plans but that is where Hedges came in and made sure that the event was an unforgettable one. From organizing a great venue to food, drink, hair, makeup, transport, photography, and even a honeymoon, she made sure that the couple could experience all parts of the wedding. The couple got married on August 11.
An overwhelmed and emotional Myles called them "amazing people."
"How on earth they managed to sort everything out and do what they did in such a short period of time - they are amazing, amazing people. We can't believe what they've done and how much they've improved our lives," he said.
This was not all though. Myles and his wife are fans of rugby and are season ticket holders at Exeter Chiefs, a rugby team. A few of their rugby heroes, England star Jack Nowell, Gareth Steenson, Don Armand, and Ben Moon, recorded special video messages for the couple, all of which were played at their wedding.
"It was a dream day and more, more than we expected," said Liz. "It is amazing what they have managed to arrange in such a short space of time, and at such a very difficult time for us. It is absolutely incredible and I want to say a huge thank you, particularly to Louise and everyone at North Devon Hospice."