A WOMAN who lost both her legs in an horrific accident is back with her fiancé.
Dawn Auty, formerly of Marsh but now living in Blackpool, split from husband-to-be Stephen Flood shortly after Christmas, following a series of rows.
But this weekend it was reported that Dawn, 43, and her 36-year-old fiancé were now reconciled.
Dawn's legs were amputated after her wedding dress became entangled in the machinery of a trike she was riding to church in Blackpool to marry Mr Flood last November. Soon after the accident she said she was determined she would still marry Mr Flood.
But the couple went their separate ways more than a week ago, after a series of blazing rows at their home in Blackpool.
It was reported that Mr Flood tipped vodka over Dawn's head and smashed a bottle against the living room wall.
He spent the night in a police cell and said their relationship was over.
The arguments broke out over whether or not Dawn had been suffering from terminal cancer.
Dawn, a former cancer nurse, was told by doctors at Blackpool's Victoria Hospital after her accident that tests for cancer had come back negative.
She had told friends and family 18 months earlier that she had cancer.
She said she believed she had the disease after finding a lump in her breast and suffering pains in her back and leg.
She told relatives she thought the disease had spread to her spine and kidneys. At the time of her accident, they all believed she had weeks to live.
Dawn said she had not received care from Macmillan cancer nurses, but told Mr Flood she had, to put his mind at rest.
She said Mr Flood seemed to think she knew all along she did not have the disease.
But she said she really believed she did at the time.
Over Christmas, Dawn has also had to cope with the loss of her carer, Avril Sart, who died from a heart attack at Dawn's home.