A campaigner bravely battling cancer proposed to her partner from her hospital bed.
Julie Love literally wore her heart on her sleeve when she popped the question, wearing a t-shirt with “will you marry me” emblazoned on it.
And with long-time partner John Cassidy’s delighted “yes”, the couple from Glasgow can finally look forward to their big day.
Julie, 45, campaigned for six years to hold fatal accident enquiries into the deaths of Scots abroad after her son Colin died in Venezuela in 2009.
She was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma last year and is being treated at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
But she wasn’t going to let that stop her hopes of getting married to John.
She said: “Over the years John has asked me to marry him and we got engaged 18 years ago but we just haven’t got round to setting a date.
“I thought I’d just bump things along a little quicker because if nothing, I’ve sure as hell been taught life’s too short.
“It’s been a rollercoaster and I thought we need some good news in our life and something to look forward to.
“Losing Colin and my illness has really made me see what’s important in life.
“John was clearly gobsmacked. He said ‘of course he would’ and the staff were at his back cheering him on.
“I got him here on the pretence that I needed some underwear and stuff but I actually got a friend to get a t-shirt made last week.
“My youngest son John, a few close friends, the nurses on the ward and John’s manager were are all in on it.
“The staff have been amazing, even going for scan the radiographer knew about me asking John and staff were coming from other wards to wish us well which was lovely.”