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Terminally ill dad walks 11-year-old daughter down aisle in ‘mini wedding’

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Apr 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-01 13:52:30-04

MURRIETA, Calif. — A man with terminal pancreatic cancer won’t live to see his 11-year-old daughter get married, but at least he got to walk her down the aisle, KTLA-TV reports.

Photographer Lindsey Natzic Villatoro, who had previously taken portraits of the Metz family, came up with the idea for a backyard “mini wedding” – which allowed 62-year-old Jim Metz to participate in the wedding tradition with his 11-year-old daughter Josie.

After Jim Metz walked his daughter down the aisle, he put a ring on her finger and a pastor pronounced them “daddy and daughter,” the report said.

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