Family holds sentimental father-daughter wedding day after terminal cancer diagnosis

A young woman in a white, flowing wedding dress walking down the aisle with her father, dressed in a formal tuxedo.

It's a traditional scene and one that almost every woman looks forward to in her lifetime.


Whitney Moore, a 20-year-old woman, was able to walk down the aisle with her dad on her special "wedding" day.

Moore didn't plan on getting married on her wedding day, isn't married, isn't expected to be getting married and didn't meet another special man at the end of the aisle.

Moore wanted the special occasion so her 68-year-old father, who only has a few months left to live after struggling with terminal cancer, could be able to attend his daughter's wedding and walk her down the aisle, according to ABC News .


The two said their vows at the end of the aisle. Each wrote heartfelt messages that they wanted to tell the other before it was too late. 

"I have no regrets with my daddy," Moore told ABC News. "I have said what I wanted to say. I told him what he needed to know. And there's no shame. I believe that everything happens for a reason and God doesn't give you anything that you can't handle."

Moore's father gave her a special sentimental gift, an engraved box with her childhood nickname and a silver ring to commemorate their love.

Moore hopes that when she does get married, her father will be there to celebrate, but if he is not, she knows he will be there in spirit.

ABC News says the family has a family trip coming up in August where they will hopefully fulfill another bucket list to-do with her teenage brother.

Moore's father is hoping to take her brother to the beach where they can enjoy the water and try to catch a shark.

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