The Moment a Mom With ALS Gave Her Daughter the Perfect Wedding Gift


Even in the most tragic of situations, beauty exists.

Anthony Carbajal, 26, was recently diagnosed with ALS, according to his YouTube description. You may remember him from his moving ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video a few months back. In it, he talks about his own struggle with the disease, as well as his experience taking care of his mother, who also has ALS.

Last week, Carbajal posted another video to YouTube. This one captures an incredible moment between his mother and his sister, Vanessa Marie Carbajal, at her wedding. As the video explains, their mother had a fall after the ceremony and had to go to the hospital for a concussion, forcing her to miss the reception. Carbajal’s sister did her best to carry on without her mom there on her big day.

However, at the 0:44 mark, a sweetest surprise happens — her mother shows up, hospital gown and all, for the last dance of the night.

Watch the touching scene unfold in the video below:

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