Terminally Ill Dad Gets to Walk His 11-Year Old Daughter down the Aisle

(Photo: Lindsey Villatoro -- warning: auto-sound)

Walking their daughters down the aisle at their weddings is a special joy for fathers. But Jim Zetz, 62, has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He's unlikely to live much longer. His daughter, Josie, is 11. So he probably won't get to attend her wedding.

But he still got to walk her down the aisle.

Lindsey Villatoro, a professional photographer, volunteers her time and equipment to document the lives of families struggling with terminal illnesses. Villatoro rounded up flowers, a makeup artist, and a wedding dress that would fit young Josie.

The family conducted a lovely wedding. The presiding minister pronounced the couple "father and daughter" and Zetz presented his daughter with a promise ring. You can watch a portion of the wedding in the video below.


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So I guess anyone who has children and then get sick and die, or get in to an accident and die are just as selfish too right b/c they should've known the future??
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That comment hops, skips, and jumps to concluding that he's selfish for being a dad at an old(er) age. Also, pancreatic cancer is quite aggressive - the survival rate at 5 year is only about 15%, so chances are he was quite healthy when that girl was born.
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62, with an 11-year-old. And with stage 4 cancer, he probably was already having medical issues when she came into the family. But hey, he got everything HE wanted out of having a family. So sad.
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