Heartbreaking moment a woman married the love of her life the day before he died of a brain tumor – while his New Zealand family performed emotional haka at the wedding
- A mother married her terminally ill fiance in an intimate backyard wedding
- Navar Herbert died just a few months after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor
- The 22-year-old father-of-one was an otherwise fit and healthy football player
- His wife Maia is fundraising to bring his body to New Zealand for burial
A mother got married the day before he lost his fight with cancer with her terminally ill fiance in an intimate wedding in the backyard.
Navar Herbert, an otherwise fit and healthy football player from Queensland, died on Tuesday evening.
The 22-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few months ago and his condition deteriorated rapidly.
His wife, Maia Falwasser, shared the images of their romantic wedding in the back garden on a GoFundMe page she set up to raise money to fly the body of Navar back to his birthplace Otorohanga, New Zealand.
A mother married her terminally ill fiancee in a moving backyard wedding day before he lost his battle with cancer
After the ceremony, a group of men carried out the haka to a tearing Navar, before coming up one by one to congratulate the couple on their union
Navar was assisted by his groomsmen and family to get ready for the Monday event as they helped put on his fresh white suit and loafers.
He was then driven to the event in preparation for his future wife to walk down the aisle.
Maia wiped the tears away as she moved her way down the aisle, hand in hand with her mother, before joining Navar under the canopy.
Navar told his wife how much he loved her just before they became an official husband and wife.
The couple's young son, Kyrie, was also present at the wedding and was in the video with their loved ones.
Navar told his wife how much he loved her just before they became an official husband and wife
After the ceremony, a group of men carried out the haka to a tearing Navar, before coming up one by one to congratulate the couple on their commitment.
Maia is now campaigning to raise money to bring the body of Navar to New Zealand
Maia is now campaigning to raise money to bring Navar & # 39; s body to Kotahitanga Marae, a city in New Zealand, where he asked to rest before he died.
& # 39; Today my heart is heavy and sad, I lost my best friend, husband and father of our son, & # 39; Maia wrote in a moving tribute to her deceased husband.
& # 39; I feel completely in love with friends and family … This is a difficult time, but I find my strength and hiding place in everyone's support.
& # 39; Navar has hit so many people nearby and far away, and he will always stay in our memories and have a special place in our hearts. & # 39;
Navar & # 39; s football club, the Narang Bulls, organized a celebration of its life and have tirelessly raised money to help with the costs associated with bringing its body.
& # 39; The effect will be over the entire club. I understand that there have probably been between 20 and 30 players at some point in the last few days, & # 39; said a club spokesperson.
The couple's young son, Kyrie, was also present at the wedding and was in the video with their loved ones
Navar Herbert, an otherwise fit and healthy football player from Queensland, died on Tuesday evening
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