Josh Vickers, a 27-year-old football player, now the goalkeeper of Derby County and trained in the academy of the powerful Arsenal, is probably going through the most dangerous moment of his life.
On Sunday, on his Instagram account, he shared a postcard of him and his wife, Laura, on their wedding day, happy, holding hands, while smiling while looking out over the side of Holmeswood Hall in Cambridge.
However, this is his farewell: there, in the body of the text, he announces that he, the love of his life, has just lost his life just three months after getting married, after a fight of more than one years against an aggressive cancer.
“I’ve written and deleted this so many times and I still can’t find the right words to say, and I don’t know if I ever will. On Tuesday night I lost my wife to her long battle with cancer… ” he began the painful dedication.
He went on to describe Laura as “the strongest, bravest, most loving person I’ve ever met.” In his words, “despite everything that’s happening, he keeps smiling, not letting anything get in the way of having fun and making lifelong memories. “We cry, laugh and dance in difficult times. ”
“I will cherish every moment we spend together from the first time we met until you die peacefully. “I know you will be watching and continue to inspire me every day,” added Vickers.
And he concluded: “Thank you to everyone who supported me and both families during this difficult time. So lucky to have such an amazing family and friends! I love you always and forever”.
At the weekend, his teammates decided to go out on the field to prepare for their match against Carlisle United, wearing shirts with the number 31, his number.