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Trending: 11-Year-Old Girl's Dying Father Gets A Chance to Walk Her Down The Aisle in Fantasy Wedding That Will Leave You In Tears

Jim Metz, 62, is dying of cancer, but his friends wanted to give a chance to see what his 11-year-old daughter's big day might be like.

This screenshot of a video posted by photographer Lindsey Natzic Villatoro shows Josie walking down the aisle with her father in Murrieta.
This screenshot of a video posted by photographer Lindsey Natzic Villatoro shows Josie walking down the aisle with her father in Murrieta.
By Renee Schiavone

Murrieta, California – He may not be able to see his daughter's big day when she is married, but he was able to walk her down the aisle. 

A Murrieta man who has terminal pancreatic cancer was recently able to share that special moment with his 11-year-old daughter in a surprise wedding ceremony, according to news reports.

KTLA reports that 62-year-old Jim Metz was declared "daddy and daughter" in a backyard ceremony on his daughter Josie's birthday.

It was all made possible by photographer Lindsey Natzic Villatoro, who reached out to her friends to help pull off the event, according to an online photo slideshow she posted.

"In 72 hours I managed to make one little girl's wish to have her daddy attend her wedding come true," the slideshow starts.

“One day (you) wake up and realize you’re given the opportunity to change someone’s life for the better. You get an idea, don’t think twice and run with it,” Villatoro wrote, adding that she was able to get hair and makeup artists and other wedding day specialists in on it, too.

The event was attended by friends, family and Pastor Gary Galbraith, according to the Press Enterprise.

“Your dad may not get to see you get married, but he is here to walk you down the aisle today,” Galbraith said, according to the PE. “The daddy and daughter relationship is one of the most special relationships in life.”

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Gregg April 01, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Beautiful
leeaposivak April 01, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Exceptional
beaumontdave April 01, 2014 at 05:18 PM
I would think it equally poignant and painful, but a memory she always hold, and maybe that's the most important part.
John April 01, 2014 at 07:51 PM
God Bless !!
joseph April 02, 2014 at 11:19 AM
I love this idea... Definitely put tears in my eyes

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