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Ryan Glenny, Man Dying Of Bowel Cancer Who Married Wife Receives £32,000 In Donations For Family

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RYAN GLENNY

Just in time for Christmas, our faith in humanity has been restored...

Donations for the young father who married the mother of his children in hospital after finding out his bowel cancer is terminal have broken the £32,000 mark.

Money has been pouring in to Ryan Glenny's gofundme page which was set up by his best friend Ashley Clark last month when he discovered his friend was ill.

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Ryan with Ralph, two, and Pearl, three months

Mr Glenny, 23, who is known by his middle name Felix, was diagnosed with bowel cancer last month, a message on the page said.

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The father-of-two underwent chemotherapy, but after being told he only had months to live he and his girlfriend Cola Wella, 22, decided to get married at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent, on Friday, Kent Online said.

Following the news that Mr Glenny's cancer was terminal, donations for the family have flooded into the Felix Foundation page.

A contribution of £10,000 is also believed to have been made by X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne who survived colon cancer more than ten years ago.

A message posted to the fundraising page by Mr Clark today, said: "Mrs Sharon Osbourne wanted to donate £10,000 to Felix and family and this is the note she wanted: Dear Felix, From a survivor, never give up the fight and hope. God Bless you and your family. Love, Sharon Osbourne."

Mr Glenny's diagnosis came just three years after his mother died of the same disease, and his grandfather also died from bowel cancer last year, Kent Online said.

He was admitted to hospital last month after he started complaining of severe stomach pains, given an emergency CT scan and had surgery to remove a tumour the next day, the report said.

Despite treatment, the couple from Lower Stoke, who met three years ago and have children, Ralph, two, and Pearl, three months, were told that the cancer was terminal on their son's second birthday, it added.

As well as the appeal to raise funds for Mr Glenny and his family, a series of fundraising events, including a pram race and a five-a-side football tournament, have raised thousands of pounds.

A message posted by Mr Clarke said: "As much as it pains me to write, since this original message went up things have took a turn for the worse an my best mate "Felix" hasn't got long left."

He continued: "Please be generous to help his soon to be beautiful wife and gorgeous kids through such a hard time. I'm lost for words on how amazing the support has been so far love u all u beautiful people xxxxxxx."

After the wedding ceremony the couple were joined by more family and friends for a service of prayer and dedication at the hospital's social club, according to news reports.

Speaking after the marriage service, Cola said: "We got married because we are in love of course, but we had to do it as soon as possible before Ryan deteriorates and we found out there was nothing more the doctors could do.

"Ralph was a page boy and we found out about Ryan on his second birthday, but I can honestly say the last three years with Ryan have been the best of my life."

To make a donation to the family, go to www.gofundme.com/59nuts.