Dying man spends last six months making wife’s dreams come true

When Chris Price learned he didn't have long to live, he didn't set out to check off items on his own bucket list. Instead, he decided to make all his girlfriend's dreams come true.

Chris, 26, from South Wales, proposed to his girlfriend, Ceri, 29, shortly after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He had just six months to live.

In the short time he had left, he vowed to give the "love of his life" everything she ever wanted.

"It was as if Chris wanted to spend his last days making me as happy as he could," Ceri tells Wales New Service. "We did such a lot in those last six months. He was so positive he never talked about dying, he just wanted to see me and the children happy in the time he had left."

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Chris and Ceri wed in front of family and friends last August, with Ceri's four children — nine-year-old Halle and six-year-old triplets Evan, Morgan and Georgia — as the guests of honour.

Not long after, Chris surprised Ceri and his stepchildren with a trip to Disneyland Paris.

Then he flew Ceri to New York for a romantic weekend of sightseeing and shopping.

"The Disney trip was something we had talked about in the future but when Chris knew he didn't have long he booked for all of us to go," Ceri says. "Then he told me he'd arranged a romantic trip for us in Dublin but on the way to the airport he told me we were going to New York."

"We had the most magical time and I will savour those memories forever," she adds.

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The pricey Louboutins she always wanted? He bought them for her — along with an even more expensive Mulberry handbag.

Chris' last grand gesture: he booked a Las Vegas getaway for Ceri's birthday.

He didn't live long enough to take her.

Chris died in Ceri's arms last month. The funeral was held at the same church where they wed six months earlier.

"If my love could have saved him, he would have lived forever. We packed so much into the short time we had together," says Ceri.

"His illness made him live completely in the moment and he taught me to do the same."