Tear-jerking moment! Dying father fulfills his last wish to walk his daughter down the aisle on stretcher
Dying father layed up on a stretcher fulfills his last wish to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.
A dying father was able to fulfill his last wish - to 'walk' his daughter down the aisle while he was lying on a stretcher. 65-year-old Pedro Villarin was suffering from terminal liver cancer, at the time, and he was determined to walk his daughter Charlotte Villarin down the aisle on her wedding day.
So, the family arranged for an ambulance and also hired a private nurse in order to take him for the ceremony which took place in the city of Las Pinas, a part of the Philippines' National Capital Region of Metro Manila. It was initially planned that Pedro Villarin would walk his daughter down the aisle in a wheelchair, but unfortunately, he was not strong enough to do so and had to use an ambulance stretcher instead.
The Villarin family's relatives and also the wedding planners helped to pull the stretcher towards the altar while the dying but determined father held on to his daughter's hand. Law Tapalla who was the wedding photographer shared with Mirror, "Pedro Villarin walked his daughter down the aisle like any father would have even if his health made this a difficult endeavor."
Later on, his daughter went on to reveal the tragic news that her father had passed away within days of the ceremony. Charlotte shared, "That wedding was really for him because he wanted to walk with me to the altar and witness my wedding since according to him I was his favorite daughter." She added that she feared that he would not be able to attend the ceremony as he had been admitted to the hospital very recently and was in a lot of pain.
"We were going back and forth in the hospital beforehand," Charlotte added. "We hired an ambulance and a private nurse. We thought he would be able to sit in a wheelchair, but he couldn't take it and used the stretcher from the ambulance instead. But he really sacrificed because he felt pain at that moment. And we thank God for allowing that to happen," she continued.
She took to social media to share a photo of herself kissing her father during the wedding and wrote, "Papu, I love you so much. It was really painful but knowing that he left this world, fulfilling his dream, I'm happy already no matter what". The emotional incident has garnered a lot of attention on the internet with many people appreciating the father's will and determination to walk his daughter down the aisle.