Cancer patient recovers from coronavirus to fulfil final wish of marrying partner

A cancer patient from Newcastle has described recovering from coronavirus and being able to get married as a 'total miracle' after staff at St Oswald's Hospice stepped in to help.

Jay Dixon, from West Denton, said his dying wish was to marry his partner, Vicci.

He was left fighting for his life after contracting coronavirus and said he didn't think he'd see his wedding day, but three weeks later he said 'I do'.

Jay and now wife, Vicci Morrison-Dixon planned their big day in just 48 hours with the support of the Hospice, based in Gosforth, and local businesses.

Vicci Morrison-Dixon and Jay Dixon Credit: Keith Saint

Jay has been a patient at St Oswald's Hospice for two weeks. Coronavirus made him so unwell that Vicci was twice asked to say good bye to him.

Vicci made her dress herself and Jay described it as 'perfect'.

Vicci Morrison-Dixon and Jay Dixon Credit: Keith Saint

The couple were thrilled to be able to tie the knot in front of their family.