A brave couple are looking forward to a bright future together after tying the knot following a harrowing 10 year battle with cancer.
Lorraine and Caroline Wilson-Robinson, originally from Chesterfield and Todwick, met online more than seven years ago during Lorraine’s battle with breast cancer.
Fitness enthusiast Lorraine was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 at the age of 30 and underwent surgery followed by radiotherapy at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.
She began living her life to the full again, hoping that her cancer fight was over for good, but just two years later a routine mammogram revealed another lump and she underwent a mastectomy followed by six months of chemotherapy. In addition, both Lorraine and Caroline lost their dads to cancer, so they knew first hand the devastating effect of the disease.
Now over 10 years later, Lorraine still attends Weston Park for annual check-ups, but is living life to the full again. After tying the knot last year, the couple, who now live in Dinnington, are enjoying married life and making plans for the future after years of uncertainty.
Lorraine, now 42, said: “I just couldn’t believe that after fighting my cancer once I had to go through it all again and relive the whole ordeal. In truth, our wedding day was extra special, as, at the time, I genuinely didn’t know how long I would be around for. Caroline has been my rock and I doubt very much I would have pulled through without her support.”
She added: “I just cannot put into words how incredible the staff at Weston Park Hospital were. I spent some time as an in-patient after contracting several infections and the team of staff that looked after me were truly remarkable. The bond that I built with my fantastic consultant, Kash Purohit, really got me through the dark times and he never once lost patience with me.”
Consultant Kash Purohit said: “I am so pleased for her that she has finally tied the knot with her long term partner Caroline who has been absolutely wonderful throughout Lorraine’s cancer journey.”
Lorraine and Caroline are taking part in the cancer charity’s annual Run in the Park event.
Held at Graves Park in Sheffield on Sunday, July 10, the event is now in its eighth year and raises tens of thousands of pounds for the charity annually.
A spokesperson for the hospital charity said: “We are encouraging participants of all ages and abilities to take on either the 3k fun run or 10k race as part of the event.”
Weston Park Hospital needs to raise more than £2 million this year to help meet the treatment needs of more than 18, 000 patients currently under its care.
It is one of only a handful of specialist cancer hospitals in England and treats patients from all over South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire.
To sign up visit www.runinthepark.org.uk