Broughton cancer sufferer Liam Thompson says: 'I may be dying but I will marry girl of my dreams'
Cancer sufferer Liam Thompson has been told he is fighting a losing battle after chemotherapy failed to rid him of the disease.
The brave 22-year-old from Broughton was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma – an aggressive form of bone cancer – in August last year.
He has already lost his leg to the cancer and has now been told there is nothing more doctors can do.
Results from his final scan at St James's University Hospital in Leeds show the chemotherapy has shrunk the cancerous lump on his lungs but the aggressive cancer continues to attack his body.
Mr Thompson does not know how long he has to live but has vowed to concentrate on his forthcoming marriage to fiancee Alice Faulkner, 21.
Their wedding has only been made possible thanks to the kind generosity of Telegraph readers and local businesses.
The couple will marry at St Hybald's Church, Scawby in almost three weeks time – on Sunday, October 21.
Speaking about his results, Mr Thompson said: "The chemotherapy has shrunk the cancer modules in my lungs but they are not going to be able to cure me. I pretty much had a rough idea of what they were going to say but it wasn't the news I was hoping for.
"They are giving me chemotherapy to extend my life span and to slow the cancer down.
"I don't know how much more chemotherapy I can have because my bone marrow is pretty much hammered so I'm picking up more infections each time I have treatment."
With the results behind him, Mr Thompson said he was now plucking up courage to prepare his wedding speech.
He said: "I'm really nervous because I've got to give a speech but the wedding is keeping us occupied and is something to look forward to.
"It's made me even more determined – I might be dying of cancer but I will marry my dream girl Alice.
"I've just got to keep smiling, get on with things and enjoy myself. I'm glad we've brought the wedding forward. I'd like to thank everyone who has helped us organise it."
Miss Faulkner echoed her fiance's thoughts.
"Nothing can be done except to prolong his life because the cancer is so aggressive – Liam's fighting a losing battle," she said.
"It's not the news we wanted but it makes us more determined now to enjoy it all."
Mr Thompson is on a break from chemotherapy until October 24.
He has not yet been given a terminal prognosis but it is likely that this will be the next hurdle he will face.
Nurse consultant Sue Morgan, of Leeds Teaching Hospital, said: "I think it will do Liam good to have a break from the chemotherapy.
"I wish them well. They are a fantastic couple and I hope they have a lovely day."
We are collecting your wedding wishes, letters and cards for Liam and Alice to have as a keepsake.
To send messages of support to the couple you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to Liam & Alice, FAO Selina Maycock, 4-5 Park Square, Laneham Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6JH.