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Terminally Ill Teenager Fulfils Dying Wish By Taking Girlfriend To School Prom

03/02/2015 11:47 | Updated 20 May 2015

Terminally ill teenager fulfils dying wish by taking girlfriend to school prom

A 15-year-old boy with terminal cancer fulfilled his dying wish, by taking his girlfriend to the school prom after teachers brought it forward.

Jak Trueman vowed to take his sweetheart Hannah Boyd, 14, to the prom after doctors told him he didn't have long to live.

More than 200 teachers and pupils at his school West Calder High, West Lothian, Scotland, applauded Jak as he was wheeled into the the heartbreaking event with Hannah by his side.

Jak has terminal T-Cell Lymphoma, diagnosed last August. He was due to take more treatment until scans showed early last week the cancer had spread throughout his body.

His mum Allison, 44, said: "We will just take it minute by minute hour by hour.

"The prom was about my boy and Hannah. He managed to make the evening for 10 minutes through wonderful courage and determination.

"Jak and Hannah are exceptionally close and I think it is absolutely magical that the school brought the prom forward."

Jak has vowed to dedicate the rest of his days to raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and well-wishers have already pledged more than £33,000.

The teenager broke the news about being terminal on his Facebook page Jak's Journey saying: "Well, that's it. Worse case scenario has happened. I have been preparing myself for this answer all day although it still came hard to take.

"My very experienced Doctors and Professors have looked at the PET scan from today and the disease has spread into all my bones and organs.

"They have decided not to go any further with any more treatment."

He added that he has not been told how long he has left.

He said: "I am so sorry to give everyone this horrible news but there's no other way to put it.

"I would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and everyone who has helped me over the past 6 months, they have tried their best for me."

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