Previously we have shared a lot of stories about people with a short time to live and threw caution to the wind to tackle their bucket list, but this one about a little girl from Scotland definitely takes the cake. A terminally ill five-year-old girl suffering from cancer has ticked off her “dream wedding” from the top of her bucket list after a touching ceremony with her best friend.
Brave Eileidh Paterson has childhood cancer neuroblastoma and was joined by hundreds of well-wishers as she married the six-year-old Harrison Grier in a fairy tale-themed bash over the weekend.
Even though they raised money to travel to America for treatment they know that her condition is terminal. With the time they had left they wanted to make their daughter’s wish true by crossing off a list of things she wanted to try.
Source:Eileidhs Journey Bucket List
The first thing in her list was getting married to her “boyfriend” so their parents made it possible before it was too late.
The little ‘groom’s’ dad Billy Grier, 31, said: “Harrison had never been to a wedding before, so this was all new to him.
“But it was a beautiful ceremony and he enjoyed every minute. He was quite excited to do it. Ever since he met Eileidh, they have been inseparable.
“I think he knew what was going on. He certainly knew how important it was to her and wanted to do whatever he could for her.”
Eileidh’s family was a little bit worried that she wouldn’t feel okay to the big event because she received a blood transfusion earlier that day. But, the wedding seemed to lift her spirits and the whole event was princess and superhero themed.
Eileidh wore a princess dress and Harrison sported a kilt. Her brother was the one to walk her to the aisle and instead of vows there was a fairy tale story about a princess battling the evil beast (cancer). The story was read along with a poem by Eileidh’s sister.
“Even if we are apart,” it read, “I will always be with you.”
The young “couple” shared a dance set to “Gangnam Style” and partied with a soundtrack of Disney songs while eating cotton candy.
“These are going to be lasting memories,” Eileidh’s mother Gail said, and the ceremony “really perked her up.” Even though there’s a serious reason for the event, and we think of weddings as something very “adult,” for Eileidh it was just another chance to play dress up and act like a kid, without thinking about her disease.”
We hope from the bottom of our heart that these two get more chances to have fun together and whatever happens they’ll share this special memory.
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