A Welsh woman diagnosed with cancer died just hours after her own wedding. Helen Felvus, 61, said “yes” to her partner David Felvus, 60, with whom she has lived since 1978.
According to the Mirror, Helen and David had plans to marry after four decades together but had to push back the date shortly after the Brit discovered the disease.
The family began to suspect something was wrong after the matriarch began experiencing pain on the right side of her body and suspected an alleged kidney problem. However, Helen didn’t often visit doctors or go to the hospital, so her children and husband had no idea what it could be.
The pain, which began during a holiday trip to Tenerife, Spain, worsened the Brit’s condition, who was later diagnosed with liver and colon cancer.
Just 16 days after learning of the illness, Helen died, leaving behind David and their two children Gavin and Robyn.
“My mother was a superhero. She did everything and then she suddenly had this diagnosis, and then everything was affected. When she was diagnosed we thought we would have a full year; So it was really hard to digest her loss so quickly,” lamented Robyn.