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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.


(Video Link)

-via 22 Words


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