Terminally ill father walks 11-year-old down the ‘aisle’ during emotional ceremony


LOS ANGELES — A California man diagnosed with terminal cancer wanted to give his 11-year-old daughter a memory she’ll treasure for years to come, so he walked her down the aisle during an emotional ceremony.

Jim Metz, 62, has pancreatic cancer and has accepted that he won’t be around to watch his daughter get married. Photographer Lindsey Natzic Villatoro came up with the idea to have a “wedding” for Josie so she could always remember the day her father walked her down the aisle.

“Your dad may not get to see you get married, but he is here to walk you down the aisle today,” Pastor Gary Galbraith said.

At the end of the ceremony, the pastor pronounced them “daddy and daughter.”

The family is in Hawaii enjoying a family vacation/honeymoon.

Read more: KTLA


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