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TEARS & TIARAS.. Jak, 15, fulfils his dying wish and takes girlfriend to school prom.

Byline: JOHN JEFFAY

A DYING teenager made his final wish come true by clinging to life long enough to take his girlfriend to the school prom.

Cancer sufferer Jak Trueman 15 - feared to have hours to live last night - was cheered by more than 200 tearful classmates and teachers on Saturday as he arrived with Hannah Boyd 14.

His mother Alison, 44, said: "He made the evening for 10 minutes through wonderful courage and determination." His family had feared he would not survive Thursday after his condition deteriorated.

Keen goalie and Rangers fan Jak has T-cell lymphoma and was due more treatment until scans showed the disease had spread through his body.

He broke the news to pals saying: "Well, that's it. Worse case scenario has happened."

So West Calder High School, near Edinburgh, brought forward the prom at Livingston Football Club, hoping he would be able to be there with his girlfriend of 20 months.

The brave teenager has dedicated himself to raising cash for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and has raised more than PS33,000 in a week.

Jak had hoped to make the Scottish League Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden today where thousands of fans chanted his name.

mirrornews@mirror.co.uk

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