September 28th, 2016

Terminally ill mum marries soul mate

Updated: 10:00 am, May 07, 2015

A TERMINALLY ill mum-of-two has been given her dying wish by marrying her ‘soul mate’.

Natalie Bradley-Price from Woodrow was given just six weeks to live at the start of last month after her serious lung condition, Fibrosing Alveolitis, had severely worsened.

However, the 30-year-old, came up with a ‘bucket list’ of just two things she wanted to do over the next few weeks – marry her partner Andy and send her sons Bradley, eight, and Callum, 11, to Disneyland in Florida.

Friends, family and businesses rallied round to help organise the wedding in less than three weeks and they tied the knot in front of dozens of delighted guests at Southcrest Manor Hotel last Wednesday (March 25).

The couple, who have been together for 11 years and describe themselves as soul mates, received the news on Natalie’s 30th birthday they could have their wedding at the hotel for free.

Several businesses also offered their services including Tracey Dodd who made the wedding cake, photographer Andy Rowley and Ken Harris who provided the hog roast.

Celebrate & Decorate dressed the venue and chairs, while the hotel owners paid for the ceremony and reception for 100 guests, including a buffet.

Natalie has had to overcome a number of tragedies in her life including losing her mother Tracey to lung cancer as well as her ten-week-old daughter Paige to Infant Cot Syndrome.

Her youngest son Bradley has also been diagnosed with the same rare lung condition and despite growing into a happy healthy boy he has to be closely monitored.

Michala Evans, Southcrest Manor’s wedding co-ordinator, said it was a wonderful day for everyone involved and the staff just wanted to give her the best day ever.

“We knew that we would be able to help this young family in achieving one of their wishes, it was lovely to play a part in making a dream come true.” she said.

“With so many fabulous local businesses joining us in donating time we managed to provide the perfect day for Natalie and Andy.”

Visit www.gofundme.com/oi9r6k to donate to the Disneyland fund.

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