A Wirral man who only has months to live after being diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer is to tie the knot with his long-standing partner.
The plight of dad-of-seven Alan Birch, from Moreton, touched the hearts of millions when the ECHO reported on his story last month.
A fundraising page was set up to help the family out, and now part of the money will be used to help pay for the wedding on February 19.
Alan's partner, Debbie McDonough, said: "He's been my partner for 12 years and we made the decision to get married. The family are over the moon.
"It was never something we needed to rush into before, but now we do.
"The kids were always asking us when we were going to get married, but the main reason is we don't know how long Alan's got."
Over 100 people, made up of family and friends, are expected to attend the wedding to be held at Christ Church in Moreton.
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Debbie, who is mum to four of Alan's children, added: "He's going to be too poorly to go away on honeymoon. He's really weak and he's had to go into hospital again for pain relief."
Alan, 37, was first diagnosed with mouth cancer over a year ago.
Despite undergoing both radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the cancer returned in a more aggressive form each time and specialists have now said there is nothing more they can do for him.
The condition has led to 90% of his tongue being removed, and he has had to have skin from his leg grafted on to create a false tongue to help him communicate.
Alan worked as a self-employed plasterer before he was diagnosed. He lived a healthy, active lifestyle and did not drink or smoke.
Since the Gofundme page was launched, over 100 well-wishers have raised more than £3,600.