When tragic bride Courtney Terry vows to be with ­childhood sweetheart Billy Webb “till death do us part”, she knows that day is not far away.For the 27-year-old mum is terminally ill with a Kidney cancer so rare it doesn’t even have a name and is racing against time to marry.Courtney planned to wed in ­November until last week her consultant broke the devastating news she may not live that long.Now she wants to marry ­decorator Billy, also 27 and the dad of her five-year-old girl Dolcie, in July and needs to raise £20,000 to pay for a big day.

Tragic: Courtney Terry is trying to bring her wedding date forward to long term fiance Billy WebbTearful Courtney, who has been engaged since 2013, said: “It’s too late to help me now. There’s no more surgery or chemo. I know I’m going to die.“I won’t grow old with the man I love or see my girl grow up. But the one thing I can do before it’s too late is be Mrs Webb.“I waited and waited to get ­married as I wanted to get well first and there was always another operation or drug trial that got in the way. Now I just want to do it before it’s too late.“I look at my future and I can see where it ends. I’ll die never knowing what is wrong with me – never having a name for it.Happier times:

Tragically, Courtney’s fears were realised as the Kidney cancer had already spread to her lungs.And while she was being ­treated, she suffered a second blow as her brother Jordan was coincidentally struck down with  Kidney cancer too.Fighter: The 27-year-old mum is terminally ill with a Kidney cancer so rare it doesn’t even have a name (Photo: JOHN ALEVROYIANNIS).She battled her illness at Guy’s Hospital in London while he fought a malignant melanoma at nearby St Thomas’s. Courtney said: “We were so close, hearing he was ill was just as hard as ­finding out about myself. The ­illnesses were unrelated but it was just the cruellest thing.

“Jordan wasn’t allowed to come and see me before my lung ­operation as he had MRSA and when he finally got out of hospital he was really poorly.”Six months after Courtney’s operation, Jordan died, aged 22.But rather than see his ­heartbreaking passing as her own death sentence, she vowed to keep going in his memory. Two weeks later she discovered she was ­pregnant, which gave her strength to battle on.

 

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