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Dad cancels his funeral and books wedding instead

Sean McCabe recovered from cancer and will tie the knot with Lisa Williams. Photo: Sean McCabe

Father-of-three Sean McCabe cancelled his own funeral when he beat cancer - and then rebooked the church for his wedding.

Sean McCabe from Tonyrefail in the south Wales Valleys was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and was given two months to live.

He booked the church for his funeral, selected songs to be played and penned a goodbye letter to his three children.

To Kian, Summer, Asia, the most amazing children. You have given me the best years of my life. Now I want you to know Daddy loves you and you will always be in my thoughts. I don't want to leave you or mammy, but I haven't got an option.

– Sean's letter to his children
Sean having treatment for cancer. Credit: Sean McCabe

But when Sean's nightmare ended he decided to book a dream wedding to his long term partner Lisa Williams at St David's Church.

And local businesses in Rhondda Cynon Taf have donated thousands of pounds worth of goods and services towards making the couple's day extra special - including a £150 cake, suit, bridesmaid dresses and two photographers.

And the 30-year-old has asked singer Jessie J to sing at their wedding.

Watch: Carl Edwards meets Sean and Lisa as they prepare for their "dream wedding".

He is now due to marry Lisa surrounded by their three children Kian, 11, eight-year-old Summer and Asia, six.

Sean McCabe and Lisa Williams. Credit: Sean McCabe

The couple have been together for 12 years and Lisa says, 'It's been a real rollercoaster ride, but I'm thrilled to finally being married to the man of my dreams."