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03/02/2015 04:10 GMT | Updated 03/02/2015 04:59 GMT

Teen Jack Trueman Dies From Cancer After Fulfilling Last Wish To Take His Girlfriend To Prom

A teenager who was suffering from cancer has died just two days after fulfilling his last wish to take his girlfriend to their school prom.

Jak Trueman, who was diagnosed with terminal Gammadelta T-Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, in August, had also raised an incredible £35,000 for charity in under a week.

The 15-year-old wasn't expected to make it through the night when his health deteriorated on Thursday. But thanks to more than 200 teachers and students at West Calder High, West Lothian, he was able to fulfill his promise of taking long-time girlfriend Hannah Boyd to their prom after the date was moved forward.

On a large dose of painkillers, Jak was able to enter the event to a standing ovation and cheers, but needed to leave after 10 minutes.

Jak's mother Alison Barr, 44, said: "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, what they have done this for both of them.

"It is overwhelming what the school has arranged."

On Monday, Alison posted on the Facebook page which had been chronicling Jak's journey to say the teenager had died.

"Devastated and heartbroken to say my beautiful boy's gone to Heaven, God bless. Jak I am the proudest Mummy ever."

Following his death, Jak's JustGiving page has hit nearly £50,000 - well over the target of £15,000 he had originally intended to raise.