After the proposal, Jack and Emma’s wedding was arranged to take place on October 23 at the hospital. And on the day, the bride’s father and four-year-old daughter, Lola, walked her down the aisle in front of a small gathering of family and friends. A few hours later, however, a bombshell was dropped on those attending the reception at Billingham’s Synthonia Club.
With more than 100 people in attendance, Jack delivered a moving speech that left his family and friends stunned. “The doctors have done some further tests, and they came back positive,” he told the guests. “I am not terminal.”