This is the heartbreaking moment, two terminally ill parents held hands as they said goodbye to each other for a final time. The pair bravely faced death together after a double terminal cancer diagnosis.
The photo has been shared by the children of Mike, 57, and Julie Bennet, 50 - taken just days before the much loved dad-of-three died and published as the children's mother lays dying in a Merseyside hospice herself.
According to Daily Mirror, they wanted the world to know how much they loved each other - and were together until the very end. Dad Mike had been fighting a battle with cancer since 2013 - having been diagnosed with a brain tumour - and had been nursed at home by Julie and the children.
Mum Julie, 50, a primary school teacher, was diagnosed with cancer in May 2016. She had liver and kidney cancer which spread to other parts of her body.
The brave couple's friends have made a promise to Julie on her death bed to take care of her children - and are appealing for the public to help them stay in the family home as they face a future without both their parents.
Mike died on Monday February 6th.
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