Heartbreaking! Cancer-stricken and bride-to-be Anna Swabey dies just one day before her wedding!
Anna Swabey, 25, was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in January 2015. A month after being given three years to live, she joined Tinder, where she met the man of her dreams, Andy Bell.
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New Delhi: Here's a heartbreaking story of a cancer-stricken bride who passed away just one day before her wedding.
As per reports, Anna Swabey, 25, was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in January 2015. A month after being given three years to live, she joined Tinder, where she met the man of her dreams, Andy Bell.
On her blog 'Inside My Head', Swabey wrote about her experiences and struggles with the disease. As per Swabey, the tumor developed in her brain was so aggressive that she named it Trev.
Bell, 26, despite knowing Swabey's condition didn't hold back from proposing her after 10 months of dating. Last December, Bell proposed to Anna and they planned to get married on September 17 in the Yorkshire Dales.
(Andy Bell and Anna Swabey were set to tie the knot on September 17) Image credit: Facebook
However, Anna's condition worsened and she died in the early hours of Friday at her home in County Durham with her family gathered around her.
“Anna passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning. "I cannot put into words the heartbreak we all feel, but amongst our sadness, we are so proud of her courage, her spirit and the determination she showed throughout her illness. "If ever there was a person to show us how to live, it's Anna Louise Swabey, our beautiful, brave girl ," her family pisted to the social network Facebook.
Anna's heartbroken fiancé Andy Bell stayed by Swabey's side through 12 rounds of chemo, as per US Weekly.
Swabey, who campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness and money for brain tumour charities before her death, helped raise nearly $100,000 for brain tumor research.
A brain tumour is a cancerous or non-cancerous mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain. It can either be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). Symptoms of brain tumour include headaches (which may be severe and persistent), seizures, blurred vision, loss of control of body functions, confusion, nausea, vomiting, memory problems or changes in personality, etc.