A woman has described her grief after her terminally sick partner died at the altar only minutes before they were expected to get married.
Alison Wynn, 38, was set to wed her accomplice of 21 years when the misfortune happened.
Paul Wynn, who has 11 kids including five with Alison Wynn, was told by special doctors that he had cancer only eight days before the wedding.
The 57-year-old was told that this had spread to his pancreas and he would have six weeks and two months left to live.
The couple, who got engaged in march , brought their ceremony forward to September 16 in the wake of hearing the bad news in a bid to ensure they could get married in the brief time frame they had left together.
“If I had known we didn’t have long I would’ve tried to arrange the wedding for the beginning of the week,” Alison Wynn told local news. “He never actually got any treatment.”
As Alison Wynn was walking down the aisle, she could see that Paul Wynn had become sick and was slumped in a wheelchair.
forgotten her flowers at home and asked for a friend to bring them to the venue.
“By the time I had gotten my flowers and went up the stairs. Everything seemed to be okay although Paul seemed to be a bit uncomfortable by this point and his kilt had been loosened a wee bit to help him feel more comfortable,” she said.
“He had actually been wheeled up in an office chair into the lift and taken up the stairs as he had no energy to get up to the room. He was out of breath and struggling from what I was told.”
Alison Wynn said that she had stuck close to 10 minutes before advancing down the aisle after realizing she’d
Emergency services attempted to revive him using CPR and a defibrillator, to no avail.
Alison said her partner first went to a doctor in May this year with complaints about constantly bleeding from his navel. She said she was also alarmed at how much weight he was losing
He later was struggling to eat and keep food down and eventually only able to consume liquids by the time he got the cancer diagnosis just days before his death.
“It feels like only yesterday that it happened. I’m having to get up and moving every day for the sake of my children but I can’t eat,” Alison Wynn said.
“Paul and I lost a child in 2004 after I had a miscarriage so it give me a bit of comfort that he’s up there with our child. His mother passed away in 2020 so at least he’s with her now too.”
Paying tribute to the man she had spent more than half her life with, Alison added: “He would do anything for his kids. He would move heaven and earth for his kids and everyone loved him.
“He would give you every last penny he had. He made sure that everyone got before him. He was there for everybody.
“He really was a fantastic dad and his kids were his life.”