Terminally Ill Father Walks His 11-Year Old Daughter Down The Aisle

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(PCM) Be sure you grab a box of tissues before watching the absolutely heart-breaking video of a terminally ill father walking his 11-year daughter down the aisle.

62-year old Jim Zetz has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and knowing that he would not survive long enough to see his 11-year old daughter Josie get married, he was able to make that dream a reality by walking her down the aisle during a mock wedding ceremony.

The beautiful and heart-wrenching ceremony took place in the backyard of the Zetz’s family home in Murietta, CA and the family pastor presided over the ceremony, pronouncing Zetz and his daughter “daddy and daughter”.

The wedding idea was conceived when photographer Lindsey Villatoro was hired by the family to photograph one of their very last family portraits. Villatoro rounded up the help of all of her vendors to donate everything needed for the ceremony in less that 72 hours, no easy feat!  The vendors were able to rally together and donate everything such as Josie’s wedding dress, the cake, flowers, hair and make-up and food.

Villatoro filmed the wedding ceremony and posted the video titled “Walk Me Down The Aisle Daddy” online and it almost instantly has become a viral sensation. It was amazing to see the community pull together to make a family’s dream come true and it is something that young Josie will always cherish as she is growing up!

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9-Year Old Girl Kicked Out Of School For Shaving Her Head

cancer1(PCM) A 9-year old girl by the name of Kamryn Renfro, was recently kicked out of her school in Grand Junction, CO after she shaved her head to show solidarity and support for her friend Delaney Clements who is currently battling cancer and lost her hair.

The school district claimed that Renfro violated the school’s dress code policy which states that girls are not allowed to have shaved head. When Renfro showed up to school, she was kicked out and told she could not come back until she bought a wig or her hair grew back.

The community was outraged and Renfro was back in class on Tuesday, however the school district was planning to have a closed door meeting to further discuss and evaluate the situation.

Renfro had the full support of her parents when she made the decision to shave her head and she told local news in Colorado that she was only attempting to make her friend feel better. Clements, the girl battling cancer, claimed that she was thrilled to have someone willing to show her support and would not be alone with people always laughing at her.

Renfro’s mother emailed the school district explaining the reason behind her daughters shaved haircut and at first school administrators claimed they would not make an exception to the dress code policy.

We can only hope that the school district will come to their senses and realized that Renfro only shaved her head in support of her sick friend and was in no way attempting to be rebellious.

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Prom Queen, Kendra Muller, Gives Her Crown To A Special Needs Student

Prom1(PCM) This is definitely a story that tugs at your heartstrings and proves that even with all the headlines about bullying and selfishness that takes place in high schools there are still those out there that are willing to do a good deed and care about others.

The junior class at Riverton High School in Utah, crowned sixteen year old Kendra Muller as their 2014 prom queen, however they never would have guessed that three days later Muller would offer up her crown and sash, a completely selfless act, to a special needs student who was voted first runner-up.

Muller, went into a classroom and handed over the sparkly tiara, sash, and title to Amanda Belnap in front of her fellow students and teachers saying “I thought Amanda really deserves this honor”.  The school principal claims “It was one of the neatest things I could ever imagine”.

Prior to the prom, neither Kendra nor Amanda had ever interacted. Kendra is well-known and well-loved by her peers and also happens to be in a wheelchair, after she was paralyzed in an accident that occurred three years ago. She is shocked that her good deed for a fellow student is garnering all the attention that it has thus far.

Amanda was thrilled by Kendra gesture and has been sporting her tiara and sash with a huge grin on her face. It was a truly touching act of kindness on the part of Kendra and definitely helps to restore some faith in humanity, when at times it can seem that all we are ever out to do is knock one another down.

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