Heartbroken Father ‘Marries’ His 16 Month-Old Daughter – For A Reason, We All Can Understand…

Heartbroken Father ‘Marries’ His 16 Month-Old Daughter – For A Reason, We All Can Understand…

On the surface, this story may seem perverse and weird; but when you get to the heart of it, I think we can all agree this man did the right thing.

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From The Daily Mail:

A toddler given two days to live after being diagnosed with a brain tumour took part in a ‘wedding ceremony’ in which she ‘married’ her RAF hero father.

Andy Barnard, 31, based in Thetford, Norfolk, had always vowed that one day his only daughter would have the wedding of her dreams.

But tragically that day will never come for 16-month-old Poppy-Mai after she was diagnosed with a rare and fatal brain tumour and given just two days to live.

So Andy’s RAF colleagues hastily arranged a wedding day for Poppy-Mai and the beautiful little bride ‘married’ her hero father.

Poppy-Mai was escorted to the aisle by her mother Sammi Barnard, 29 and big brothers Rylee, six, and Jenson-Jay, four.

Andy, who serves with the RAF 27 squadron regiment, said: ‘From the moment we found out Poppy-Mae was a girl I’ve said she’d have the wedding of her dreams one day.

‘I never ever thought it would be like this. Our hearts are broken forever, but I wanted to keep my promise to my princess. It wasn’t how I imagined, but she got her wedding day.’

The little girl is at home with her family, who have set up a GoFundMe to raise money for a trust in their daughter’s name. The money will go to children with rare cancers. To donate, click here.

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