For the first time, Emmy Collet and Jake Coates who met in elementary school finally reunited nearly ten years later. Their love story is so touching that you can just make a film about it. This is the central part of every wedding ceremony. The chatter and giggling die down for a while, leaving two people to make a solemn promise in front of their friends and family. The promise to “have and to hold” life’s setbacks is, for the most part, a long commitment. A few of them reveal generations of journeys, challenges, children, and grandchildren. When Emmy Coates courageously smiled at Jake in her wedding vows, she knew that their marriage was going to be short. Emmy, 31, is seen in a heart-rending home video choking back her tears, as she declares “in sickness and health … till death do us part” in her “lobster’s” eyes. With her new husband by her side, she died nine months later.
Meant To Be
It had great workplace plans for all the young love birds, and they were prepared to spend the rest of their lives together. There’s something that affected, sad to say, their entire lives. Take the time to read Collett and Coates ‘ tragic love story.
They met for the first time, At age 11. Jake Coates from Monmouth, Wales, and Emmy Collett from Luckington, Willshire. Both went to the same elementary school and, at such a young age, created a strong bond.
Emmy Collett described her feelings in the early days for Jake in an interview as a “school girl crush.” She said when she was 11 years old when she then developed this crush. She knew little she’d progress through her youthful years …
At the age of 13, she said that, based on a reference to the TV show Friends, she was nicknamed as his ” lobster.” It is safe to conclude that these two were sweethearts during their childhood. They had fallen for each other, and it was a film-like love story.
Their Own Path
Jake then wrote a note to Emmy saying, “You’re my all, and I will marry you one day if you can still put up with me.” Sadly, their early success was at stake for both of these individuals as high school came to an end, and it was time to decide about their future.
The couple was halted because their future could theoretically split them up. They wished to take part in different colleges, but they realized that couples often split before or during college as college is regarded as a leisure spot with parties and distractions. These two were at odds yet deeply cherished one another.
They both preferred different universities, but they remain close friends. Their connection was not the same unfortunately and had drifted vastly, but in 2015 they were able to meet again. For ten years, they were apart until they finally came back together when they reached their 20’s. It seemed that all went well; little did they know about the challenges awaiting them.
The two were ecstatic, and it was like fate that they were back together. Jake was practicing medicine in Sydney, Australia, and Emmy was a lecturer in London, but they were sure they could overcome the obstacles.
They didn’t want to give up even if they were ten thousand miles away. Every day, through facetime, they maintained contact with each other and also visited each other often. Their arrangement changed six months later.
With the passing years, the young love birds concentrated gradually on their prospects. Throughout 2016, Jake was unable to contain himself and decided to carry out a plan with the letter he once wrote to the young Emmy.
Going Through With His Word
Jake was not the person to make promises and quit; instead, he became committed to make his plan a reality. He followed through with a trip to the Philippines, where he would propose, with the fireworks in the background of a cliff. Something unexpected happened before he could do so.
All The Plans Changed
Emmy took a regular visit to Australia to see her boyfriend a few weeks before their exciting trip. She asked Jake to give her a quick neck massage on their last day together because she wanted to relax ahead of her flight.
Jake had to comply with this simple request. He was glad to help relax the love of his life, and it was not a challenging demand. It was one they regularly did, whether it was to set the mood or just allow the other to unwind. It was different this time …
Massage Of Revelations
He put his hands on her neck, and when he started to softly rub the love of his life and massaged it, there was something different. Jake sensed something frightening and was a little surprised at what he had just discovered.
They were seated on a typical Sunday afternoon at a restaurant when he found something different from his girlfriend’s neck. He admits that his blood went cold. It left him completely shocked, whatever that was. his blood ran cold.”
Their Whole World Changed
In Emmy’s neck, Jake found a lump and quickly went to full panic. He recalled, “We were just two people in love lying on a Sydney beach with no care in the world … who would have known what would happen next …”
An Unexpected Revealing
All within him wanted to scream at Emmy and ask why she hadn’t talked about it before, but he decided she should go for a check-up instead. He asked her to arrange an appointment immediately with her GP. She did just that, but what she found was not necessarily the expectations that they had.
Usually, the pair should have been very excited when they got the test results for Emily Collet for their romantic adventure. Even though they were excited and visualize themselves on the beaches of the Philippines, this changed quickly.
Sad to say, the diagnosis was terrible for this couple because Emmy was among the youngest people in the country with a rare type of thyroid cancer. The worst thing was that it had reached her spine lungs, liver, and bones, and it was incurable.
Even before they fell in love for the first time, they could never have predicted that this would happen in either of them. When this situation was altered by an unfortunate accident, they were already prepared to live with each other forever.
Emmy had mentioned that she was not doing good, that she was a little down and out of sorts lately. Her neck was never an issue, and until Jake pointed it out, she hadn’t seen anything in the area.
Not Giving Up
They were only together for six months before they heard the news. He’s been with Emmy and Britain and has abandoned his life in Sydney. They were confident that when he arrived, it wouldn’t be their final moment.
The Start Of A Tough Journey
The pair declined to submit to the diagnosis and were willing to fight the illness together. Emmy maintained her positive outlook on life and came up with a smile on her lips. She remained true to her self and made each moment indeed the greatest.
All came to Emmy’s assistance. She confessed that with all the love she had received, she has never been happier in her entire life. She cherished the abundance of love and support of their family and friends and the fact that they were there for her husband, Jake, as well. Emmy received more upsetting news despite her positivity.
The horrific news wasn’t over, as it was even worse because Emmy was informed she would have recovered fully if she was treated right away. It made her heart sink even more because it was something totally out of her control and something she might have noticed earlier. The corresponding reports only contributed to a terrible situation …
More And More Bad News
The doctors have confirmed that she was unable to have children. When she discovered this, she was absolutely devastated, since she dreamt of being a mother, and mainly, she wanted to give Jake a baby. She was not acknowledging it. She still saw moments of optimism in the wake of all this disaster.
No More Waiting
Jake didn’t want to wait any longer after several weeks of keeping his plan on hold. He asked her over a cup of tea in bed, instead of the lavish proposal he had well planned.
Starting The Journey
She was so happy and said yes, of course. She started the wedding planning excitingly, and the upcoming wedding day gave her something to look forward to as well over all of the sessions. This was not the last step, not even close.
Their Big Adventure
They were not the kind of people who focused on the negative but instead preferred to spend all of their time together to the fullest. Emmy’s philosophy in life was “Smile, love and be kind,” after all. She would always remain true to that.
They strongly encouraged her to stay away from the sun due to her medication after she was told she had cancer. Emmy didn’t let anything keep her down, indeed, because she knew how beautiful life was.
They made an unexpected five-day trip to Dubai in line with their desire to “live each moment to the fullest” It was a perfect time to relax, and Emmy did something inspiring as they came back.
Emmy did not want to have a pity party and instead wanted everyone to help her up through the adventure. She was determined to remain healthy and active and even started with Jake to raise funds for Royal Marsden Hospital.
From London to Copenhagen, Jake and Emmy have managed to complete a 2,000-kilometer bike ride around Europe, raising over £ 140,000 (more than $195,000). The event was finished with them having matching tattoos.
The Best Day Of Their Lives
As childhood sweethearts, this young couple began to lead to soulmates and life long partners. Though they spent several years separated and a rollercoaster journey, in September 2016, they eventually walked down the aisle.
But There’s More
In spite of the uncertain future ahead, Emmy glowed when she recited her vows on her wedding day. The night before his wedding day, Jake admitted that he was unable to sleep, thinking about marrying his true love. Their love story has not yet been over.
In Good Times And Bad
Their story influenced millions of lives and gained publicity, which they take advantage of doing good things. And because of her love of writing and teaching, Emmy used her treatment period to write children’s books.
His charitable work for his partner and the hospital became known throughout the world for Jake. At the Pride of Britain Awards, he named as ITV Fundraiser of the Year. Emmy did something different, while Jake genuinely accepted everything, and gave himself a fundraising and spreading awareness.
Blogging Her Way Through
Most of the people that knew about their story are through Emmy’s blog describing their struggle. Nobody knew Emmy’s influence on her blog to anyone who’s reading it. Blogging started to herself as a catharsis and for touching a few individuals, but it had a much more significant impact than she ever thought.
Friends And Memories
Emmy had celebrated her best friend Leona’s marriage. She lived her best life and did not let her disease stand in the way. She was eager to remember clearly as many great memories as possible. On behalf of Emmy, Leona ran in a marathon spreading cancer awareness and had bracelets handed to all in support of Emmy at her wedding.
Friends And Memories
Emmy and Jake wanted to build a family together and to be parents regardless of what was going on. Because Emmy couldn’t have children, she planned to have a suitable replacement, and minutes later on, she had tons of women to help.
Making Use Of Their Time
Emmy’s time span was still unclear, but they were confident that they could bring a child to the world. Reproductive specialists were approached who had been taking samples from prospective parents that would be enough for nine embryos. They wanted to be safe because they had no idea how much time she still has.
Blast From The Past
An old classmate named Liz Begg was one of the many people touched by Emmy and Jake. She was a mother of one, and she lived near the pair. She didn’t know the pair personally, but after hearing their story, she was inspired to lend a hand. The pair were approached by Liz and they eventually arranged a meeting.
While Emmy proceeded with chemotherapy, she continued to meet Liz with her husband before having to decide that she was the perfect fit. They addressed her as an angel and went to the implantation procedure with her.
She took a pregnancy test three weeks later, and all their boots shook in anticipation of the verdict. This baby was so precious because it meant Emmy’s memory would keep on going, even if she didn’t.
Expert In The Field
Jake practiced medicine, and he used what he had learned in school to support her journey through life. His expertise helped him to help her thoroughly check up on her health, including tending towards her stitches and applying injections. For Jake, it was good and bad because he had answers to the more complex issues.
The Most Difficult Part
Because of his medical experience, Jake was glad to be able to be such a reliable support system for Emmy in her dark days. Sadly, this also implied that he had to reply with genuine responses to the difficult questions. This also meant, inevitably, that he had to respond to the difficult concerns with honest answers.
On the other hand, he liked having this kind of role in her life. He had to take a professional stance and helped Emmy to understand the medical terminology and get to the truth about what is going on with her health.
It had been three weeks since the implantation and the three had been reunited to encourage Liz to take three pregnancy tests, all of which said “positive.” The two couldn’t believe what they are seeing. Liz was their angel, indeed.
A New Chapter
The way things turned out for them, Jake and Emmy, had them thinking it’s all bluff, but it is real! Liz recalls this exact moment, and it was indeed amazing to see the look in Emmy’s eyes. The two shared that incredible day, but unfortunately, it was the last time they would be with her.
Forever And Always
After seeing the results, not even a whole hour went by, and Emmy’s eyes began to close, and she never woke up. Jake never abandoned her, and the 31-year-old worrier died on June 16, 2017, after 18 months of fighting for survival.
Though Jake was devastated, it was Emmy who knew a baby was on its way that would help him strive and keep on going with life. “She was my north, my south, my east, my west,” Jake publicly stated. “The reason I wanted to wake up every morning and be a better person.” But then again, there was a lot more to be told.
Keeping His Chin Up
Jake was still having a hard time dealing with the passing of his true love when he discovered that the pregnancy with Lizz was not as successful as they had expected. Lizz persisted two more times but ended up stopping when it was evident that there was no point. He was very thankful for Liz Begg and how selfless she had been for doing the most for them. He wouldn’t let the emotional pain devour him, despite his misery.
After Emmy passed away, Jake Coates felt like he lost everything. He admitted he didn’t have a moment in his life when he didn’t even think about her or miss her. Almost everything reminds him of his late wife, but the fact that she and her baby are up in heaven is what keeps him going. But something else awaited him in the midst of this tragic situation.
First Page News
Emmy and Jake Coates ‘ heartwarming journey became a leading story in Great Britain. Nonetheless, it was the subject of news, and the developments in Jake’s life also hit the news after she died. He will unavoidably miss Emmy always, and carry this loss around. But nevertheless, he managed to fall in love again eight months later.
In the course of just two short months, Jake vowed into doing ten marathons in the course of raising funds in Emmy’s honor and to help raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital, which took care of his “beautiful girl.”
A New Change
He toured foreign locations like Iceland and met with his new romantic interest, Jenna Selby, an event planner. In February, he rebuilt his heart and posted a message about his new love. Soon his posts went from his late wife’s memories to his budding romance.
With his new partner Jenna and her baby, Jake seemed to be moving in the right direction. And yet the public noticed profound resemblances with Emmy. Major news outlets have portrayed her as the lookalike of Emmy. He received massive support to find happiness again, naturally, with some criticism from the people who don’t want him to move on. He had a positive reaction to the feedback, in spite of all this.
Jake received a great deal of support from the public and warm wishes, although there’s still a lot of backlashes. He was ridiculed for how quickly he moved on and how he displayed it as well. Her family was the most shocked and appalled, particularly her sister Sophie. Although he had people on the internet to defend him, Jake had the right approach to everyone.
Doing His Best
Even though Jake has suffered a tremendous amount of loss in the last year, he went on to say that he is pursuing the philosophy of doing his best every day and striving to be content with his life.
No Negative Vibes
Maybe he should just actually start moving forward at the age of 32. He also said that all the strangers ‘ negative comments had been taken down since he doesn’t acknowledge negativity in his life.
Like everything else in his life, Jenna was sudden and unexpected. But this was a vast unforeseen occurrence. Jenna helped bring Jake his will to live, and she was so supportive when she guided him back into his life.
New Support System
He understands just how short life is and how necessary it is to cherish the memory. He’s immensely thankful and looks forward to Jenna’s wholehearted support. That doesn’t mean that Emmy’s going to be forgotten, because she’s always going to have a part of his life.
With his first love Emmy, Jake could never have a child of his own. He knew it was time to quit trying after several failed attempts. His new relationship with Jenna’s son was, therefore, very special for him. They loved each other and instantly developed a close bond.
Needless to say, Jake cherished his time with Jenna’s son due to his past experience, so it was very special for him. The two are both extremely happy and enjoy almost every moment next to each other!
Pay It Foward
Jake has a fair share of knowledge on cancer, and rehabilitation has given what he’s been through with Emmy, plus his experience as a doctor. He makes it his mission to volunteer regularly at The Royal Marsden Hospital, in the context of all this.
Art And Helping
For the children in the hospital, Jake even holds his art class. He shares all his experiences on Instagram with people who he meets to make people more aware of the nature of the disease and how a little encouragement can boost one’s morale to keep working hard to be better. Jake used his passion for art, his experience with medicine, and his memory of Emmy to make a difference in any way he could.
Giving To Others
All of the things Jake’s had experience taught him how painful it could be for a cancer patient as well as for members of the family. He tries his best to volunteer and posts his stories on Instagram in order to raise awareness.
Following Jake’s plans to run ten charitable marathons, his supporters were inspired by this principle and offered to donate almost 9,000 dollars to his fund called “The Emmy Coates Fund,” as well as to the Royal Marsden Hospital.
His Successful Mission
In just eight short weeks, in memory of his late wife, Jake completed all nine marathons impressively. In a Facebook post, he mentioned that he was over 2 000 miles on the way, lost his toe, and paid some entry fees, but for the love of his life, it was worth it all.
Emmy, who was a teacher in primary school, loved kids and children’s books too. She also spent time writing books to alleviate unpleasant feelings and divert herself from the tormenting pain while she was battling cancer.
The Inspiration for Tara And Tyrone
The books have been produced in the light of her husband, Jake’s own bike and trailer. Tara and Tyrone were born since that was the name she preferred. It fits perfectly when considering the pair as well as when representing them.
A Business Venture
She composed the texts, and Jake did the illustration. Eventually, they formed a joint publishing business. It incorporated what both of them enjoyed and became a chance for them to work closer together in what was already a solid relationship.
When Emmy was in the course of chemotherapy, she completed two novels regarding Tara and Tyrone. Tara and Tyrone-Stuck in The Mud and Tara and Tyrone-Pedro The Pump were the titles of the two books. With the assistance of Jake, who was in charge of drawings, she accomplished it all.
Emmy completed almost all of her third book, Tara and Tyrone-Lost at Sea before she died. Jake had made it his mission to finish the book as close as how Emmy would have liked it to be. The sales from these books go over to the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Honoring Her Memory
His life was never foreseeable, but Jake is keen on keeping her memory preserved and spread her hopes and ambitions. He also confessed that each day he spoke to her and would never stop loving her.
A Piece Of Advice
Jake is eager to share his experience with the rest of the world with everything he has experienced with the loss of his wife and finding love again. “Go to your husband or your wife, your lover, or your partner. Embrace them. Hold them a little bit longer ….” he stated.
Jake went on, enjoying his life, and doing what he loves. His Instagram shows various journeys and adventures, as well as his enthusiasm for animals and art in general. And he decided to pursue a profession completely opposite from medicine …
Jake wrote a heartfelt Instagram post on the 2nd anniversary of Emmy’s death, talking about his late wife, his missing half, and how he thinks about her every day. But Jake not only talks about how he misses her but also how he sees beauty because of her in almost every aspect of life. His perspective is really amazing.
Emmy continues to live alongside her family friends, who regularly support charities on her behalf, run marathons in her memory and honor her. It is truly incredible to see how one woman influenced so many people on her journey and encouraged them to seek care for the cause.
Jake Coates made the decision to leave his medical career to pursue one in art. He has become a talented artist with numerous commissions but still plans to illustrate a children’s book that involves a love hive and his wife has for their poodle.
The couple was both animal lovers, and Jake’s art clearly demonstrates this because he creates art from all kinds of animals – mainly dogs. He does, additionally, personalized animal portraits for owners, which is really amazing.
Their precious Molly, a poodle, lives with Jake, and the two often have a blast together, traveling and having a good time together. Jake still thinks of Emmy as Molly’s mother and feels her presence by her darling dog-child.
For this chimpanzee, who lives there, called Lombani, Jake’s recent artwork was sent all the way to Florida. You can see how gifted Jake is and how wonderful it is to learn that he was driven to truly pursue his passion in life.
Emmy’s Last Days
The last days of Emmy were spent with her beloved husband and pooch. She lived her life that all around her were loved and appreciated. Her memory will continue to live on, and her darling husband will continue her legacy and dreams forever and take care of her beloved poodle too. Emmy taught everyone a valuable lesson of love and kindness, that no one would ever neglect.