A young bride-to-be battling cancer has married her fiance in a celebration of love at Dubbo.
Regina Batten, 30, was given the devastating diagnosis of leukaemia one week before her wedding and rushed to a Sydney hospital at the end of August.
Instead of a perfect day she endured weeks of gruelling treatment, but nothing would keep her from marrying fiance Sam Cameron.
On September 30 the couple made their vows in a ceremony at their Dubbo home.
Their three girls were in the bridal party at the wedding, attended by immediate family only.
Regina’s brother Damian Batten said it was a special day for the couple.
“[Her wedding] was something Regina was really looking forward to, uniting their relationship a little bit more,” he said.
“The vows, being there through thick and thin.
“They sealed their relationship and bond.
“It gave Regina a high to go back to Sydney and face the next round of treatment.”
The young wife and mum will continue to receive treatment in Sydney, which will require lengthy stays in hospital away from her family.
She has been given a 75 per cent chance of beating the illness, Mr Batten previously said.
The Regina Batten Appeal is organising a charity auction night as a major fundraiser on October 20 at the Garden Hotel.
The funds raised will go directly to supporting Regina and her family with medical costs associated with her extensive treatment.
“I am overwhelmed by the support from the Dubbo business community, we have had kindly donated over 40 auction items for the event,” Mr Batten said.
“The big-ticket item up for auction on the night is a brand new Kawasaki KLX 110 motorcycle that has been generously donated by Dale Robinson of Robinson's Motorcycles.”
A catalogue of auction items will be available this week and includes agricultural items, sport memorabilia, skin and hair care products, restaurants meals and return flights to Sydney.
Sam’s sister, Lisa Hall says her brother has been by Regina’s side since her diagnosis, with family caring for their 11-year-old and twin two-year-olds in Dubbo.
“Unfortunately Regina has not been able to keep her employment, and Sam, while working when he is able, has dedicated himself to supporting Regina throughout her treatment,” she said.
“It's always hard to ask for help, especially in the way of money, but we ask you to rally around and help support our families through one of their toughest battles.”
A GoFundMe Appeal has been established for anyone wishing to support the cause.