A British bride is making headlines for shaving her head on her wedding day in a heartwarming tribute to her terminally ill husband.
According to the Daily Mail, Joan and Craig Lyons of Huyton, England, both 44, have been friends for 30 years but only confessed their feelings for each other 18 months ago.
But their love story quickly took a tragic turn.
In August, doctors diagnosed Craig with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, CBS News reports. He was told he had only nine to 12 months to live.
The pair decided to make the most of the time they have left together.
"This is our little heaven, enjoying the simple things as long as we're together," Joan told CBS News.
The couple were married earlier this month in a ceremony in Liverpool. At the reception, Joan did something most brides wouldn't dream of doing on their wedding day: She shaved her head in support of her husband.
Craig was touched.
"He told me how beautiful I looked and he was proud of me," Joan told CBS News.
Joan gave her hair to Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for terminally ill kids. They also asked wedding guests to donate to charities.
Photographer Kimberley Struth of Struth Photography told the Daily Mail that the ceremony "was one of the happiest weddings that I have ever had the pleasure of shooting."
"In the face of some really bad news, they are courageous enough to keep raising money for other people," Struth told CBS News. "It takes a really special person to be able to do that."
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