A woman who has just months to live is planning a holiday to Tenerife, the place where she met her husband.

Joanne Lynd from Farnworth was diagnosed with stage four aggressive oesophagus cancer in August this year with doctors giving her just three months to live without treatment.

Supported by family and friends, Joanne is planning a trip to Tenerife with her husband, Peter Lynd, who she first met 20 years ago when he was a DJ in the Playa de Las Americas resort.

Joanne said: “He was a bit of a performer, and we were coming down the stairs and he said, ‘here comes my future wife’, and I ended up his wife.

Tenerife was my happy place where I met my husband, and we’ll go there to rekindle our marriage at the same place."

The Bolton News: Joanne Lynd and Peter Lynd

The brave 53-year-old is undergoing chemotherapy to prolong her life from nine to 12 months and is embarking on the trip to make memory filled days with her loved ones.

She said: “I just want to make memories and spend time with my family and friends as much as I can.

“I have got to live each day as it comes really.

“When I found out, I felt numb and devastated, and I still cannot believe it, but everybody is so very supportive.”

After the diagnosis, Joanne continued working as a support worker as she said she ‘loved’ her job.

The Bolton News: Joanne Lynd with her dogs

Joanne said: “Life has changed so much, and I cannot even put it into words.

“You wake up every morning and the first thing you think is that you are going to die.

“We are all going to die someday, but I am just focussed on death now.”

Joanne, who has an open heart surgery in the past, thought she was having heart complications again when she had trouble swallowing, and went to her doctor.

But the late diagnosis meant that there is nothing doctors can do, and Joanne is keen to help spread the message for people to see a doctor when they experience new symptoms.

She said: “Do not ignore signs like a persistent cough, difficulty swallowing, and heartburn, get it checked out.

“We met a lady at the hospital who caught it early and doctors could operate on her, but it was too late for me.”

Donate to a Go Fund Me page to help Joanne following her diagnosis.