Strangers Help Pay for Terminally Ill Man’s Dream Wedding

Melissa Knowles

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This story is all about the kindness of strangers. When British couple Tom Cooper and Tammy Dale got engaged, they started planning a dream wedding that included their two young daughters. However, their situation took an unexpected turn when Cooper was diagnosed with throat cancer. Now instead of paying for a wedding, all of their income went toward medical expenses. They could no longer afford the wedding they had dreamed of.

When Tammy saw that her fiance's health was quickly deteriorating, she reached out for help. Tammy started a Facebook page and posted a video on YouTube asking for donations. She never expected what happened next.

People's generosity was overwhelming. In just four weeks, donations poured in from friends, family, and complete strangers. Vendors from all over England contributed by offering their services for free to the couple--a limo, a photographer, suits, a wedding cake, and even a chocolate fountain for the reception. The owner of a bridal store let Tammy have her pick of dresses.

The couple married Wednesday in a $30,000 ceremony. The blushing bride said it was everything she'd ever dreamed of.

The couple shared pictures from their wedding day on the Facebook page, and there has been an outpouring of support wishing them the best.


Almost everyone has been there. You're sound asleep, somewhat comfortably on a plane, and you're awakened by a noisy baby. Well you may no longer have to endure that annoyance if you're willing to 1) fork over the dough to fly first class and 2) fly on Malaysia Airlines.

According to Australian Business Traveler, Malaysia Airlines has announced that it is banning infants from the first class cabin on some of its long-haul flights, and eventually plans to roll out the new policy to all of its destinations.

Understandably, some first class-flying parents are upset. Tengku Azmil, the the managing director and CEO of Malaysia Airlines, took to Twitter to clarify and defend the airline's decision. Azmil said the company has received many complaints from passengers who cannot sleep due to crying infants.

While controversial, the move to ban babies is not new. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have considered similar policies in recent months.