1. Children share the heartbreaking photo of their terminally ill parents’ final goodbye.
Heartbreaking photo of terminally ill couple’s last moments together as their children say goodbyehttps://t.co/Wn4xY6FaNW
— Metro (@MetroUK) February 12, 2017
The children of a terminally ill couple have shared a photo of the heartbreaking moment their parents’ said their final goodbyes.
Julie and Mike Bennet shared the tender last moment in a UK hospital. Julie was diagnosed with cancer in May 2016, while Mike had been battling a brain tumour since 2013, The Metro reports.
The image was taken just days before 57-year-old Mike passed away, with the couple’s three children sharing it to show how much their parents loved each other and were “together until the very end”.
Tragically, Julie, 50, passed away in the same hospice as Mike just six days after he died.
The children – Oliver, 13, Hannah, 18 and 21-year-old Luke are now facing their lives without their parents. Family friends have set up a fundraiser to help them stay in their family home.
“Facing a double terminal cancer diagnosis is beyond belief and, as a community, we are working hard to support the family so that they can stay together and ensure that they can continue their education as planned,” family friend Heather Heaton Gallagher wrote on the family’s fundraising page.
2. Father-of-two dies after jet ski accident on Victoria’s Murray River.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) February 12, 2017