Jun 13 2003
Daily Record, Scotland
A couple who met in a chatroom while surfing the internet for information about multiple sclerosis will tie the knot today.
Sheila Philips, 55, and Kevin Stephenson, 42, met online less than a year ago and when they met in person it was love at first sight.
Sheila, of Carluke, Lanarkshire, said: "I never went on the internet looking for love. I'm the luckiest woman in the world and have been given a second chance at happiness."
Kevin, of Bolton, Greater Manchester, who served with the RAF in the first Gulf War, said: "What was just friendship turned into love and I never went back to England."
The couple, who were both diagnosed with MS four years ago, will wed in the ruins of old St Kentigern's Church, Lanark, where William Wallace is said to have married Marion Braidfute in 1296.
Sheila, an art specialist at a school for the disabled, added: "Kevin
is wonderful. It is so much easier coping with him by my side."
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