Terminally ill teenager, 17, marries childhood sweetheart after people raised thousands

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A terminally ill teenage girl crossed the top item off her bucket list by marrying her childhood sweetheart.
Amber Snailham and Callum Firks, both 17, tied the knot after planning a huge wedding in a matter of weeks.

Terminally ill teenager, 17, marries childhood sweetheart after people raised thousands
They were given a helping hand by their families and friends, who held a massive fundraising drive and managed to raise £6,000 – with the help of strangers.

St Peter's Church where Amber and Callum Firks wedding was held, the school sweethearts got married after Amber was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, St Peter's Church, Bishopsworth, Bristol. 25 November 2016 See SWNS story SWWEDDING; A terminally-ill teenager married her childhood sweetheart yesterday (fri) after hundreds of people donated money to fund their dream wedding. Callum Firks, 17, got down on one knee after first love Amber Snailham, also 17, was told cancer in her diaphragm had spread to her brain. The loved-up school pals made the commitment after she revealed getting married was the top of her bucket list. Both families and the teens' pals set about organising a huge wedding in just a matter of weeks and raised more than £6,000 to fund the big day after strangers pitched in.
The couple have been together for a year but have been best friends for years since meeting at Bedminster Down School.
Amber and Callum said ‘I do’ at a ceremony at St Peter’s Church in Bishopsworth, Bristol.
The bride, wearing a fashionable strapless dress, was glowing, while Callum looked every inch the pride groom.

Amber Snailham arrives in a white limo to her wedding to Callum Firks, the school sweethearts are getting married after Amber was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, St Peter's Church, Bishopsworth, Bristol. 25 November 2016 See SWNS story SWWEDDING; A terminally-ill teenager married her childhood sweetheart yesterday (fri) after hundreds of people donated money to fund their dream wedding. Callum Firks, 17, got down on one knee after first love Amber Snailham, also 17, was told cancer in her diaphragm had spread to her brain. The loved-up school pals made the commitment after she revealed getting married was the top of her bucket list. Both families and the teens' pals set about organising a huge wedding in just a matter of weeks and raised more than £6,000 to fund the big day after strangers pitched in.
Amber was diagnosed with bone cancer aged 13 and has been treated at Bristol Children’s House.
She has had surgery and six gruelling months of chemotherapy that ended in July.

Amber and Callum Firks leave the church followed by the bridesmaids and family after the wedding, the school sweethearts got married after Amber was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, St Peter's Church, Bishopsworth, Bristol. 25 November 2016 See SWNS story SWWEDDING; A terminally-ill teenager married her childhood sweetheart yesterday (fri) after hundreds of people donated money to fund their dream wedding. Callum Firks, 17, got down on one knee after first love Amber Snailham, also 17, was told cancer in her diaphragm had spread to her brain. The loved-up school pals made the commitment after she revealed getting married was the top of her bucket list. Both families and the teens' pals set about organising a huge wedding in just a matter of weeks and raised more than £6,000 to fund the big day after strangers pitched in.
However, in October Amber and her family were given the devastating news that the cancer had spread to her brain.
Her new mother-in-law Vicky Bishop said doctors did not say how long they expect Amber to live, but it could be ‘months’.
But the top item on Amber’s bucket list was marrying Callum.

Amber Snailham pictured in May while she battled cancer. See SWNS story SWWEDDING; A terminally-ill teenager married her childhood sweetheart yesterday (fri) after hundreds of people donated money to fund their dream wedding. Callum Firks, 17, got down on one knee after first love Amber Snailham, also 17, was told cancer in her diaphragm had spread to her brain. The loved-up school pals made the commitment after she revealed getting married was the top of her bucket list. Both families and the teens' pals set about organising a huge wedding in just a matter of weeks and raised more than £6,000 to fund the big day after strangers pitched in.Collect photo of Amber Snailham with her then boyfriend Callum Firks on 20 July 2016.
Vicky, Callum’s mum, said: ‘They are a brilliant couple. They are inseparable.

Amber and Callum Firks kiss outside of the church after the wedding, the school sweethearts got married after Amber was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, St Peter's Church, Bishopsworth, Bristol. 25 November 2016 See SWNS story SWWEDDING; A terminally-ill teenager married her childhood sweetheart yesterday (fri) after hundreds of people donated money to fund their dream wedding. Callum Firks, 17, got down on one knee after first love Amber Snailham, also 17, was told cancer in her diaphragm had spread to her brain. The loved-up school pals made the commitment after she revealed getting married was the top of her bucket list. Both families and the teens' pals set about organising a huge wedding in just a matter of weeks and raised more than £6,000 to fund the big day after strangers pitched in.
‘Callum decided to propose after hearing the news. They had discussed marriage before.
‘He said he wanted to get engaged, even though it’s bad times with money.

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