After becoming engaged 3 years ago, Ash Hunter was finally able to make the dream of marrying the mother of his children come true, 3 days before he died.
Ash and Renae had planned multiple times to get married during their engagement, but kept getting pregnant.
"I decided I wasn't going to get married with a big fat belly so we'd put it off until next year, and then I'd get pregnant again," Renae said.
That's when Ash was diagnosed with cancer in his lymph nodes and the couple realized they were running out of time.
"We had everything planned for the wedding for the 27th (of this month) - the flowers, the music, a DJ, all of our friends were going to be there, our family was coming up from interstate. It was going to be a huge wedding," Renae said.
At this point, Ash was participating in a clinical trial, but the side effects caused his left lung to fill with fluid. 2 weeks after stopping the trial drugs, his cancer grew rapidly.
"He just deteriorated," Renae said. "That was when we were told Ash wouldn't make it to the 27th."
That's when they knew they would have to act quickly if they wanted to fulfill his dream.