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Love story: Cancer patient and her transport driver plan their wedding

Their bond developed over multiple trips to the hospital.
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Chiara O. Scuri, October 6, 2013 2:03:32 AM

Most cancer stories don’t read like this.

Lynsey Austin has been battling leukemia since 2008. After chemotherapy, she still suffered multiple setbacks and had to shuttle back and forth to the hospital often.

The person who shuttled her was a driver named Glenn Harker, who worked with Patient Transport Services in their UK town.

As the Mirror reports, however, he did more than get her to her appointments.

“I was going for a bone marrow biopsy and he made me laugh all the way,” she told the paper.

Eventually they found each other on Facebook and began to chat frequently. Last year, Harker proposed to the 36-year-old woman he had grown to love. They’re currently planning their wedding, along with Harker’s 13-year-old son from a previous relationship.

The story has its complications, though. Austin is not out of the woods, medically speaking, and still has a fierce fight ahead of her. Only this time she’s not doing it alone.

“My health’s not been great, I still had to go back in for biopsies, and have had problems with my lungs,” Austin told the Evening Gazette, “but Glenn has been a rock.”

With cancer patients showing a greater chance of recovery thanks to the support of loved ones, let’s hope this couple is able to drive off into the sunset for a long life with Harker at the wheel.

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