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Lesbian who planned to wed wife in 24 countries tragically dies

Meka Beresford January 29, 2018
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A lesbian woman who planned to marry her wife in 24 countries has tragically died just weeks after being diagnosed with a fatal brain tumour.

40-year-old Julia Boom died last week (January 22nd) after a short but tough battle with cancer.

Her wife, Fleur Pierets, announced the tragic news on Facebook.

The 44-year-old wrote: “Tomorrow at 11 o’clock my beautiful Julian, the love of my life will be cremated. In a little village in France where she felt ‘a bit dizzy’ only 2 months ago. Where our life changed forever.

“I know our friends understand my need to do this alone, however I would like to ask you to think about her.

“At 11 o’clock. And to wish her a safe journey. I’ll be listening to the song that always reminded her of me.

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“But the first time ever I saw her face, it was like somebody switched on the light.

“Now there’s only darkness, silence and a devastating loneliness.”

Pierets shared the post alongside The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by George Michael.

(Photo by Fleur Pierets/Facebook)

Following the cremation, Pierets wrote that she was “so very grateful for all those lit candles, thoughts, loving vibes and prayers that you have sent this morning.”

Julian was diagnosed with tumours around her brain and heart.

She was given just three months to live by doctors who expected she would slip into a coma before the three months were up.

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Explaining how they first found out about the tumour, Pierets wrote that they first realised something was wrong as Julian could not eat food and had fainted a number of times.

It is believed that the tumours have been growing for ten years but were never picked up despite Julian’s fight with breast cancer in 2016.

Fleur explained: “After running some scans, it turns out that she has numerous tumours in her head and around her heart.

“The doctors are giving her 3 more months in which she will lose her capacity to speak and to remember things until she will slip into a coma.”

She added that she had been thankful for being able to spend the last 18 months with her wife.

“I always believed in having a purpose in life, in being exactly at the right place and time to make you grow. Now I find there’s only randomness. And a great lack of silver linings,” she finished.

The couple hit the headlines last year after they set themselves the challenge to get married in 24 countries.

The project saw the couple attempt to travel across the globe to marry in all of the countries which have legalised same-sex marriage.

Fleur shared the tragic news on Facebook

Originally it was 22 countries but part way through the project two more countries, Germany and Malta, were added to the list.

The couple managed to tie the knot in four countries: France, Belgium, America and the Netherlands.

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