Terminally ill mother, 23, gets dying wish to have a HEN DO

April 25, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A terminally-ill young mum who had a dream wedding with a male model as her groom has completed another dying wish – having a HEN DO.

Kayleigh Duff, 23, was given a perfect wedding day by her best friend last week, complete with cake, a chauffeur driven jaguar and stand-in groom.

On Saturday the mother-of-one was given the chance to enjoy another special day – a hen do at The Only Way is Essex’s chief party venue.

Terminal cancer sufferer Kayleigh Duff on her wishlist wedding day with her stand in groom male model Danny Wisker

Terminal cancer sufferer Kayleigh Duff on her wishlist wedding day with her stand in groom male model Danny Wisker

Friend Sarah Holness, 31, organised for a group of 17 girls to board a party bus and head towards the TOWIE hot spot Sugar Hut Brentwood, Essex.

Kayleigh, from Herne bay, Kent, said: “I wanted to go to Sugar Hut just for a night out because I love TOWIE and it is just something I have always wanted to do.

“My friend Sara organised it and managed to get me into the club for free.

“We got a party bus too and it was full of novelty straws and sachets.

“We just thought it was something that would be a bit of fun that we hadn’t done before.

Kayleigh Duff kisses her son Kai at Whitstable Castle on her wishlist wedding day

Kayleigh Duff kisses her son Kai at Whitstable Castle on her wishlist wedding day

 

Kayleigh has her photo taken by Gemma Morpurgo on her wedding day

Kayleigh has her photo taken by Gemma Morpurgo on her wedding day

“The club itself is not what you would expect having watched the programme. It is a big club with a couple of floors and just full of normal Essex people.

“The whole thing was Sarah’s idea after we had the wedding photoshoot and it was a fun night. It turned out to be a good idea.”

Kayleigh was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2012 and medics removed her bowel.
In February she was told the cancer had spread to her liver and was terminal.

Last week her GP told her the illness is not getting any better but Kayleigh says she remains determined not to let it get the better of her.

She added: “It looks like the tumour may have got bigger, but we are not 100 per cent certain.

“The chemotherapy might not be working, but we don’t know anything for definite.

“If it isn’t working, there is no point in being on it. The chemo makes me worse anyway.

“I feel better when I am not on it because then I am not ill all the time. It makes me so tired and I cannot eat properly.

“There must be other stuff I can try. I have looked up other things on the internet. There are other ways like eating healthily, detoxing and avoiding certain foods.

“At the end of the day I cannot change anything. This was what was laid out for me and I have got to get on with it.”

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