A young woman passed away holding her beloved husband's hand only three weeks after they tied the knot.
Georgia McCarthy died aged 25 on November 11 following a short but vicious battle with breast cancer, and she was described as "one of a kind".
She and husband Isaac exchanged their vows at Liverpool's St George's Hall on October 11th – the day of Georgia's 25th birthday – at which point they didn't know the full extent of her cancer and had planned for a family together, LiverpoolEcho reports.
Heartbroken Isaac has paid tribute to his "selfless" wife and wants to carry on her incredible legacy.
Isaac said to the ECHO: "She was just always so selfless. She was the most thoughtful person I've ever met. She taught me to be more thoughtful. She was so encouraging to me.
"I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing – working my dream job now, because I wouldn't have had the confidence or encouragement without her.
"She was a one of a kind person in many senses".
Georgia was initially diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, back in April, amid the first coronavirus wave.
As soon as she was diagnosed, Georgia had 15 of her embryos frozen so she and Isaac could start a family together in the future.
The 25-year-old underwent intensive chemotherapy throughout the pandemic, and Isaac explained that her treatment had appeared to be quite successful.
However, on October 27, only a fortnight after the wedding, Georgia was admitted to the Royal Liverpool Hospital having suffered a seizure.
Initially, doctors suspected that Georgia may have meningitis but after a series of tests, she was transferred to the Clatterbridge Centre and on November 3, given the heartbreaking news that the cancer had spread to her brain.
Isaac said: "I asked for a private conversation with the oncologist to get the full picture. I asked 'how long has she got?' That's when she told me that there's no cure and with treatment, it was three to four months."
A few days later the couple were moved to the Walton Centre, where Georgia had an operation, including chemotherapy on the affected area of her brain.
Isaac said: "That surgery was successful. At that point, she was still in good spirits. She was referring to herself as a cyberman.
"But sadly on Saturday night, she suffered a severe seizure."
Georgia suffered a stroke as a result of the seizure which left her unresponsive and she was later moved to ICU, where she was given palliative care.
In the early hours of November 11, Georgia died in her sleep, holding Isaac's hand.
Since they got together at the age of 16, Isaac said Georgia always donated to different charities.
In 2017 she donated her hair to the Princess Trust and last year she shaved her head for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Isaac said: "Before she was diagnosed with breast cancer on the first of every month she would raise awareness on social media, asking women to check and 'give their boobies a squeeze'.
"I want to carry her legacy on – that's my driving force."
After Georgia's death, he has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and the Linda McCartney Centre, where she received treatment for her cancer.
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