Dying Father Stages Wedding for 11 Year Old Daughter to See Her As Bride

Dying Father Stages Wedding for 11 Year Old Daughter to See Her As Bride
Thu 03-04-2014

Knowing that he wouldn't be there for her wedding, a terminally ill father walked his 11-year-old down the 'aisle' years early with the pastor sweetly pronouncing them 'daddy and daughter'.

Jim Zetz, 62, from Murrieta, California, who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, proudly held his daughter, Josie's hand during their backyard ceremony and placed a sparkling ring on her index finger.

In just 72 hours she went about getting financial contributions from the local community, and secured a wedding cake, dress, catering, flowers and even hair and make-up free-of-charge.

Friends and family rallied around in support, as did complete strangers.

"Your dad may not get to see you get married, but he is here to walk you down the aisle today," said Gary Galbraith, the pastor, according to The Press Enterprise.

After their ceremony Josie and Mr Zetz shared a quiet moment together, before returning to join the 'reception'.

Source: Daily Mail