Sam Hensman, a 25-year-old who suffered a brain haemorrhage, has proposed to his girlfriend Tess Delony with a big smile.
Two years ago, Sam, from Adelaide, Australia was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a condition where abnormal and poorly formed blood vessels knot in the brain and cause damage when they bleed.
Girlfriend Tess waited beside him during his 10 months in Flinders hospital, South Australia over a year ago after Sam had been told that his condition would continue to decline.
Sam proposed with an amethyst ring on Saturday and Tess said yes.
“As I came over he pulled out the little black box with this big smile on his face,” Tess told Australian news organisation nine.com.au on Wednesday.
“I started to get a bit teary because he couldn't say, 'Will you marry me?,' but the amethyst meant everything. He pulled me in for a hug and I said, 'Yes' - it was really special."
Sam had previously been studying to become an electrician and suffered a seizure while at his partner’s home. The major haemorrhage occurred just days before a surgery in which neurosurgeon Dr Nazih Assaad had planned to remove the growth to avoid further damage to the brain.