A HUSBAND whose wife died 18 months after being diagnosed with cancer has revealed a surrogate will carry the baby they dream of having.
In June Jake Coates was forced to say goodbye to childhood sweetheart Emmy, who died from thyroid cancer before she could fulfil her wish of being a mum.
Facebook / Ejtandemonium After breaking it off while they were at uni, the couple rekindled their romance ten years later and married in September last year
Jake has revealed he now plans to raise the baby that the love of his life desperately wanted, with the help of a surrogate.
The Mirror reported Jake saying:” Having a part of Emmy would be the best thing ever. I know how much she wanted to be a mum.”
Before she passed away, doctors were able to create nine viable embryos with Emmy’s eggs and Jake’s sperm.
Tragically Emmy thought she was already going to be a mum, as the first of the embryos was successfully implanted into their surrogate before she passed away.
Facebook / Ejtandemonium At 13, Jake told Emmy she was “his lobster”, and three years later they were dating Facebook / Ejtandemonium Doctors at The Marsden told the couple Emmy’s cancer could have been cured had they caught it earlier
Former school friend of Emmy’s Liz Begg offered to carry their baby after reading an emotional post by Emmy on her blog.
Emmy passed away in June and just days afterwards, it was discovered that the pregnancy was ectopic and wouldn’t survive.
Later this month, another embryo will be implanted in Liz with the hope of Emmy and Jake’s baby being realised.
Jake, from Monmouth in Wales said: “I think it gave Liz and I comfort [when we discovered the pregnancy was ectopic] that this first little foetus or baby had gone with Emmy and she could bring it up in heaven, if there is a place.
“I still talk to Emmy every day. I like to think she’s somewhere, looking down and checking in and listening. And that’s why I want to do her so proud.”
Facebook / Ejtandemonium Jake and Emmy Coates first met when they were 11 years old
Stunning brunette Emmy, with an infectious smile and sparkle in her eyes, passed away at the age of just 31.
Recalling the night before he married terminally-ill Emmy in September last year, Jake said he “couldn’t sleep”, due his excitement at getting to “marry this girl, the love of my life”.
On what would have been the couple’s first wedding anniversary, he wrote on Facebook: “There wasn’t a day that went by when we were together that I didn’t pinch myself.
“Why someone like you would choose someone like me.
“But, I’ll be forever grateful that you did.
“We made the best team. Miss you more than ever my gorgeous girl.”
The couple first met when they were just 11 years old.
JustGiving But, their epic love story was cruelly cut short, when Emmy was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year
When they were 16, the teenage love birds bit the bullet and made it official, calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend.
But, three years later when it came to go off to university, Jake and Emmy went their separate ways.
They stayed in contact, and after ten years, they rekindled their romance admitting it had never really dwindled.
By this time Jake was working as a doctor in Australia while Emmy was a primary school teacher working in London.
Facebook / Ejtandemonium The pair tied the knot before she passed away, and planned to have a baby with a surrogate
Despite living almost 10,000 miles apart the distance was no match for Jake and Emmy.
They travelled back and forth, and Facetimed each other every day.
By New Year, 2016, the besotted couple were planning their future together.
In March last year they had a romantic holiday in the Philipines booked.
But just weeks before they were set to meet up in the idyllic location, their lives were shattered, turned upside down.
Facebook / Ejtandemonium On June 16, after a battle with thyroid cancer, Emmy passed away surrounded by her family, Jake as ever at her side
Emmy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Her cancer was rare, with only 300 cases in the UK reported over the last 12 years, and she’s thought to be one of the youngest ever to be diagnosed.
Emmy passed away on June 16 this year, surrounded by her devoted family, Jake as ever at her side.
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