A ‘strong and determined’ cancer patient tied the knot on Thursday – his last day in hospital before being transferred to a hospice for end-of-life care.
Ben Logan, 41, married Hanna Assouline, 32, in a moving ceremony at St George’s hospital, Tooting.
After caring for Ben for 4 weeks, the staff on the Gordon-Smith Ward were determined to pull out all the stops to give the happy couple their special day.
St George’s Physician Associate for Oncology, Georgia Bickerton, said:
‘Ben has shown strength and determination throughout his battle with cancer, despite everything he has always had the best sense of humour and is always smiling. Staff on the ward here were keen to do everything they could to arrange the wedding ceremony for him and his fiancé and Hanna.’
“Staff on the ward here were keen to do everything they could to arrange the wedding ceremony for him and his fiancé and Hanna.”
Just one year ago, Ben was diagnosed with Renal Cell cancer, where malignant cells form in the kidney.
Ben and Hanna met in August 2020 on a popular dating app. After their first date, they met every day for a week and couldn’t wait to introduce each other to their friends and family.
Hanna was thrilled to have met someone who loved life as much as she did, and even her puppy Chanel approved of morning snuggles in bed with Ben on Sundays.
Hanna wore a stunning white dress and veil to the ceremony, and her King Charles Spaniel puppies were bridesmaids and were also dressed for the occasion.
In Hanna’s vow’s she shared: ‘It took me 10 years to find you, and I’d give those 10 years away in an instant to spend another second with you.’
Ben shared in his: ‘You’re a woman who has proved she can stand by me through the good times and the bad times, and I’m not done with the good times just yet.’
‘I love you and feel blessed you’re my partner in this journey.’
Georgia added: “Staff on Gordon Smith ward were incredibly touched by the ceremony and felt very grateful to be with the couple on their special day.’
Everyone at St George’s wishes all the best to the happy couple.