This Woman Got A Surprise Gift Two Months After Her Partner Died

This woman received a wonderful gift from her partner after he died, while my boyfriend doesn’t even bother to reply. 🙂

Danielle Cumberworth and Ashley Grant-Smith first met in 2015 while they were vacationing in Crete.

When they returned to England, they decided to hit it off, even though they were not living in the same city.

It took not so long that they got engaged to be married before a tragic turn shaped their lives.

Ashley found a lump on his neck, and after they ran blood tests, the doctors found he had a rare form of blood cancer.

However, the couple moved in together while Ashley underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy for months but it was not successful.

While they were planning on getting married at Ashle’s parents’ home in Leicester, they never made it to their wedding day.

Unfortunately, Danielle’s husband-to-be passed away while Danielle was actually at the Leicester Registry Office sorting documents for the wedding.


Credit: JustGiving / Danielle Cumberworth

Danielle told the Leicester Mercury:

I went into Leicester to get the paperwork sorted. I knew Ashley had had a rough night, but I had to go to get into town to get the go-ahead for the wedding the next day.

“As soon as I stepped inside the register office, I got a call from Ashley’s dad. He told me to come back as soon as I could.

“I knew then that Ashley had died.

“When I got back to his parents’ house he was just lying there. It was awful.”


Credit: JustGiving / Danielle Cumberworth

However, this tragic ending had a bittersweet surprise.

Ashley who passed away at the age of 27, after battling with his illness for two years, had one last gift for his loved one.

The couple had already arranged their wedding rings, but, without Danielle knowing, he had also ordered an engagement ring as a surprise gift.

The plot twist: The ring arrived two months after his death.

Two months after Ashley died, I got home from work and had missed a parcel being delivered. I went to the sorting office and picked it up.

“I opened it up in the car and it was an engagement ring from Ashley.

“It was a total surprise. I didn’t cry, I laughed. He had not told me about it at all. It is a beautiful diamond ring in white gold.”


Credit: JustGiving / Danielle Cumberworth


The ring had taken two months to get to me because he had had it specially made to his own design. I will treasure it forever, and our wedding rings that were never used.”

Prior to Ashley’s death, the couple had been fundraising for him to through immunotherapy later this year, and they managed to get £25,000 ($33,000) in just a few weeks.

In the name of the husband she lost, Danielle ran the London Marathon recently, raising money for the Bloodwise charity.

“I am sad we didn’t get to say our wedding vows to each other,” she said, “but I have the rings to keep.”


Source: Vt