A dying father led his daughter down the aisle on a hospital gurney. Scott Nagy, age 56, is suffering from terminal cancer. Although he is currently in intensive care, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center staff made it possible for him to attend his daughter’s wedding.
Nagy was diagnosed with metastatic urethral cancer in November last year. Although he has undergone chemotherapy, his health is failing. Sarah Nagy and her fiance Angelo Salvatore planned a 2014 wedding. However, the date was changed due to Nagy’s failing health.
As reported by Cleveland.com, UH nurse practitioner Jacky Uljanic helped arrange Nagy’s transport to First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Strongsville, Ohio. Nagy was too weak to leave his bed, so he was transported to the church by ambulance.
Hospital staff volunteered to attend the wedding to make sure Scott’s medical needs were met.
Nagy arrived at the church wearing a charcoal tuxedo. His wife Jean met him at the door and fastened a boutonniere to his jacket. The dying father fulfilled his promise, leading his daughter down the aisle on a hospital gurney.
Jean Nagy said her husband refused to miss Sarah’s wedding:
“The first night at the hospital, Scott said, ‘Just remember, I have to be at my daughter’s wedding in October.’ He was a big part of this. He was at the bridal shower. He went shopping for her dress. There was no way he was not going to finish this out.”
As reported by Fox News, ever since she was a child, Sarah dreamed about her father walking her down the aisle. As Scott’s health began to fail, she was concerned he would miss her wedding. She said her father made her dreams come true.
Sarah’s dying father was unable to walk, but he led his daughter down the aisle and gave her away. Scott had to return to the hospital after the ceremony. However, he participated in the first toast via Skype.
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