Menu
Lifestyle

Man given one year to live marries love of his life

LIVING IN HOPE: DJ Hall and Stephanie Lloyd at their wedding ceremony at Ilkley. They hope to raise enough money for DJ to have cancer treatment in the US.
LIVING IN HOPE: DJ Hall and Stephanie Lloyd at their wedding ceremony at Ilkley. They hope to raise enough money for DJ to have cancer treatment in the US. Iain Curry

IF WEATHER events could by symbolic, the story was perfectly written for DJ Hall and Stephanie Lloyd.

Moments before the couple tied the knot in a moving ceremony at AnnaBella Wedding Chapel at Ilkley, the sky was covered with oppressive grey clouds.

But then shortly after 3pm, as the bridal party walked down the aisle, a brilliant sun shone through, wiping away the stormy weather.

DJ and Steph have been through a few difficult years as doctors have tried to find a treatment for the acute lymphoblastic leukemia he was first diagnosed with in 2011.

In September last year, the then 24-year-old was told there was nothing more doctors could do. He was given one year to live.

But the ray of sunshine in his worst two years has been meeting Stephanie, falling in love and now being able to call her his wife.

His only hope for a cure is a groundbreaking $600,000 new treatment in America.

The couple have put all their savings aside, DJ's mum has sold her home and they have been raising money so he can get the treatment as soon as possible.

There was no money left for the wedding they wanted, but thanks to My Wedding Wish and the generosity of the Sunshine Coast, it was made possible.

They were married at Ilkley and had a fairtyale reception at Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli.

At last count, DJ and Stephanie were about $100,000 off their fundraising target.

"We can't book the flights until we have paid for the treatment,'' Stephanie said.

Her focus yesterday, how

ever, was on becoming DJ's wife.

They have been given a few nights in a beachfront Marcoola home to celebrate, but their honey

moon will be DJ having his treatment.

"We are still hoping to leave by the end of October," Stephanie said.

Visit https:// http://www.mycause.com.au/page/81518/keepingdjalive.

Topics:  cancer editors picks leukaemia marriage weddings



Autumn Plant Fair is coming

Mark your diary for the annual autumn plant fair

Protesters launch crowdfunding campaign to pay off fines

Coffs Coast residents John Ross, Liisa Rusanen, Ella Skerrett and Daniel Skerrett were arrested at Adani's Abbot Point coal terminal last month.

Anti-Adani protesters ask community to help pay off $4,000 fines.

Man charged with reckless GBH after pub fight

ARREST MADE: An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged for the assault outside the Coffs Hotel which left a man with serious head injuries.

An 18-year-old man was arrested following last week's assault

Local Partners

5 words you are using incorrectly

YES language is constantly evolving, but no, not to these random depths.

To the stranger who Photoshopped my picture

This is what mum and I actually look like, imperfections and all. Photo: Supplied.

A stranger Photoshopped my pictures and shared them on Instagram

Don't delay: this test could save your life

LIFE-SAVING: Rob Patch is on a mission to convince people to have their sleep apnoea checked in order to prevent an early death.

"The doctors said I had come there to die.”

Cricket's Merv Hughes can’t stomach drink and drug-drivers

AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26: Merv Hughes of Australia prepares to bowl on December 26, 1990 in Australia. (Photo by Getty Images)

former Australian cricketer’s first car was an HT Holden wagon.

Russia’s seedy ‘virginity trade’

On Russian social media, young girls and women are being recruited to sell their virginity to wealthy men. Picture: The Sun

Girls as young as 17 sell their virginity

Cancer teen married two days before death

19-year-old cancer patient Lydia Dominguez married her boyfriend Joshua Ordonez just two days before she died.

Teen with cancer dies after getting married two days earlier