Braiden to be best man at wedding

Brave cancer victim Baiden Prescott (second from right) with his family
Brave cancer victim Baiden Prescott (second from right) with his family

LITTLE Braiden Prescott will be best man at his parents’ wedding this week.

The four-year-old can’t wait for his duties to celebrate the nuptials of mum Stephanie Reece, 22, and dad Wayne Prescott, 34, at Leigh Town Hall on Friday.

The couple were set to marry in 2012, but were forced to postpone after Braiden was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

But after being declared cancer-free at the end of last year and having finished his treatment, the family are looking forward to new beginnings.

The couple, who have been engaged for six years, have ensured that their children take centre stage, as Cody, eight months, and Tyler, three, are page boys.

Wayne, of Ince, said: “Now that Braiden is well again Stef and I felt it was the right time to get married.

“We have had a tough two years, but now we are looking forward to good things ahead.

“Braiden, Tyler and Cody are all involved in the wedding. I had no best man and so I chose Braiden. He is my son and was the best man for the job.

“I am not sure Braiden is aware of how important his role is, but he knows we are getting married and that he has to wear a suit.

“We have been busy this week, picking things up and dropping stuff off and everyone is excited.”

After Stef and Wayne say ‘I do’ the family will enjoy their reception at Ince Rugby Club and then go on a short break to Scotland.

Wayne added: “Stef and I will class that as our honeymoon, as well as being a family holiday for the children.”

Braiden, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma more than two years ago, attempted treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012, but it had failed. He continued with aggressive chemotherapy at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and was cleared of cancer last September.

Wayne said; “His treatment has ended but he has to go every three months for a check up.

“We are just waiting for bone marrow scan results.”