She Thought Her Sick Dad Had to Miss Her Wedding. She Thought Wrong.
It looked like Andre Pearson was going to have to watch his daughter get married on a computer screen from halfway across the country. The 61-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska, had been at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, since March due to heart and kidney failure, the clinic reported in a press release. Too sick for the heart transplant surgery he desperately needed, doctors estimated Pearson had a year to live. His physicians determined he was too sick to travel to the wedding in California.
Then, in a remarkable turn of events just days before the ceremony, his doctors decided he may be well enough to travel after all, and they teamed up to get him to California. Mr. Pearson was going to walk his daughter down the aisle after all.
Pearson arrived in Indio, California, in time to surprise his daughter, Alexandra Price, the evening before her big day. Watch their touching reunion below:
The next day, Pearson walked his daughter down the aisle.
“It was amazing. Since he wasn’t supposed to be here, it was amazing to have him, sickness and all, he was here. It just made me feel really happy and whole and complete,” Price told CBS News.
Being able to attend his daughter’s wedding isn’t the only incredible thing to happen to Pearson lately. After undergoing a successful surgery before the wedding, the Mayo clinic reported that he may be able to return home from the hospital within the next month. At that point, he will be reevaluated for a possible heart transplant.
Watch Pearson walk his daughter down the aisle — and show off some sweet dance moves at 1:40 — in the video below.
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