A “strong and determined” cancer patient has married the love of his life in hospital - just one day before moving to a hospice for end-of-life care.

Ben Logan, 41, married fiancé, Hanna Assouline, on February 24 in a ceremony at St George’s Hospital, Tooting.

One year ago, Ben was diagnosed with Renal Cell cancer, when malignant cells formed in the kidney.

Ben and Hanna met on a dating app in August 2020 and saw each other every day for a week after their first date.

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Hanna, 32, was “thrilled” to have met someone who loved life as much as she did, and her puppy, Chanel, approved of Ben.

After caring for Ben for four weeks, the staff on Gordon-Smith Ward say they were determined to “pull out all of the stops” to give the 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.

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“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 Gordon Smith ward were incredibly touched by the ceremony and felt very grateful to be with the couple on their special day.”

Hanna wore a white dress and veil to the ceremony - her King Charles Spaniel puppies were bridesmaids and were dressed for the occasion.

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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.”

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