This 3-year-old cancer survivor served as a flower girl in her bone marrow donor’s wedding and the story behind it is heartwarming!
Joshua Bane, the photographer behind this amazing moment wrote on the caption:
“Hayden and Adrian married each other June 9, 2018, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Hartford, AL. Believe it or not, this is only the second wedding I have worked that was located in a church. The ceremony took place at the church and the reception was at the bride’s parents home. The scene was rustic, country, and welcoming.
Hayden and her mother met me at Bird and the Bean Coffee shop a little while back to go over their wedding video needs and was able to learn a little about them. Being able to meet my clients in person to go over details is one of my favorite ways to connect and understand what they are looking for. A coffee shop works great for these meetings!
Adrian is a brother-in-arms serving in the Air Force. It was an honor to film their wedding for this fact alone. Adrian, thank you for your service!
Wedding week I found out about a very heartwarming element that was going to be part of the wedding. Hayden donated bone marrow to a little girl recently and was able to meet her for the first time at the rehearsal. She was also the flower girl. Another reason why I love what I do is to be part of special moments like this and capture it.”
Skye Savren-McCormick was the flower girl in the wedding. Her preparations included practiced walking with a little basket in her living room.
On the day of the wedding, this young hero was prepared to do the stunt she practiced for, and she did it with ease and joy.
The wedding guests could barely hold it together. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the room,” said wedding photographer Jeannie Broadway. “You could even hear sobs from people.”
Not long ago, Skye’s doctors gave her a 10% chance to live. Affected with childhood cancer, she needed a bone marrow transplant in order to survive.
She received the help she needed from a total stranger, Hayden Hatfield Ryals, who invited this young here to be the flower girl in the wedding.
Those who were at the ceremony that day say they’ll never forget it!
Watch this incredible video bellow:
This 3-year-old cancer survivor served as a flower girl in her bone marrow donor's wedding https://cnn.it/2z7J4T4
Posted by CNN Parenting on Tuesday, 3 July 2018
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