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A groom who was gravely ailing when he wed his spouse in a lockdown hospital ceremony as he waited for a brand new coronary heart is planning to resume his vows – after lastly receiving a life-saving transplant.
Stevie Cairns, from Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, is recovering on the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank after a match was discovered for him final week following three earlier disappointments.
The 49-year-old saved the foremost surgical procedure a secret from new spouse Katie, 51, as a result of he didn’t need to sprint her hopes if the transplant fell by means of once more.
However the operation was successful and Stevie is hopeful he will likely be launched from hospital within the coming weeks if he continues to make good progress.
The couple now plan to carry a second marriage ceremony celebration at Celtic Park when he’s effectively sufficient and as soon as Covid-19 rules permit them to be with all of their household and mates.
Stevie mentioned: “I wouldn’t have been in a position to get by means of this with out Katie’s help. Onwards and upwards for a wee do at Celtic Park.”
And in an emotional message to the grieving household of the donor who saved his life, Stevie informed the File: “I’ve to thank the one that gave a lot in order that I can have an opportunity. They’re the hero on this.”
We informed in Could how Stevie and Katie donned full PPE to say “I do” in hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Stevie suffered severe coronary heart problems this yr and was wired to a machine that saved his coronary heart beating.
The Celtic-mad pair mentioned their vows at his bedside after their dream plan to marry at Parkhead needed to be scrapped.
On the large day, Stevie and Katie had been celebrating information that not solely was he anticipated to obtain a brand new coronary heart that night, however their staff had simply been topped Premiership champions for the ninth time in a row.
Nonetheless, they had been left devastated when the operation was cancelled on the final second – however now, virtually three months on, Stevie has his new coronary heart.
Katie mentioned: “This was his fourth try at this operation.
“Stevie didn’t inform me when he acquired the match final Wednesday. After I phoned the ward at 9.45pm, they informed me he was away all the way down to theatre.
“He hadn’t needed to inform me till he was beneath as a result of the final time was very disappointing for us each and he didn’t need me going by means of that once more.
“It was a protracted, lengthy evening. I didn’t sleep in any respect and an intensive care nurse phoned me at about 9am the following morning saying he was in addition to could possibly be anticipated. I used to be allowed to go and see him that day however he was on the ventilator and didn’t even know I used to be there.
“The place he’s acquired his energy from since then I don’t know however on Sunday I went in to seek out him sitting up consuming an Indian.
“I additionally took his new Celtic strip in for him and he was delighted.
“I’m so happy with him. We’ve nonetheless acquired a protracted highway forward however the early indicators are simply wonderful.”
Stevie doesn’t know any particulars in regards to the donor who saved his life, however Katie mentioned: “Whoever the household is who’ve misplaced a beloved one, the reward they’ve given to Stevie and myself is the most effective reward you’ll be able to ever give.
“I’m simply so grateful to them.”
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