A pretty young woman broke with tradition and proposed to her burly boyfriend – to help him beat cancer.
Beautiful Stephanie Robertson, 25, was celebrating yesterday after she and fiancé Cammy Smith were told he had beaten leukaemia for the second time.
Cammy, 25, was given the heart-breaking news in October that the blood cancer had returned 14 months after he first beat it.
But girlfriend Stephanie, who has a three-year-old daughter Lily from a previous relationship, knew how to give him the boost he needed to fight the illness again.
Stephanie, from Aberdeen,, proposed to tough offshore oil worker Cammy when he was in the granite City’s Royal Infirmary two days after being re-diagnosed.
She said: “Marriage was always something I thought people did to give their family a big day.
“It was never really something we thought was important to us.
“But when we found out that Cammy was going through this again, I realised that it was something I really wanted.
“I have always known, right from when we met, that we were meant to be together and this has made me realise how important it is to be married.
“I just want to always be there for him.”
Cammy, who has raised #12,000 for charity since being diagnosed, was met with a barrage of messages from well-wishers when he broke the news he was in remission on Facebook.
He wrote: “Well that’s me officially in remission.
“Still need to do more chemo as no donors are ready yet. But all good news all the same.”
Stephanie replied: “Love you too babe, now let’s get this next two rounds won and get married – so proud of you.
“Happiest girl alive right now. Cammy’s home, till possibly Friday, and guess what?…he is in remission – delighted.”
Stephanie said: “It’s amazing news. He was going to be admitted to hospital for more treatment when we were told.
“We’re so happy and hopefully he’ll continue to make a full recovery.”
The couple are planning to marry on August 17, 2013, in Inverness.