A terminally ill five-year-old girl was treated to a “wedding” ceremony, where she married her best friend.
Eileidh Paterson, who has childhood cancer neuroblastoma, had listed “marrying” her best friend Harrison Grier, six, as the number one thing she wanted to do. Eileidh, from Forres, Scotland, is facing a terminal prognosis.
At two years old she was diagnosed with the disease, which forms in nerve tissues. The cancer has spread throughout her body, traveling to her lymph nodes and bone marrow.
She had a specific wedding theme in mind, a princess-superhero bash, with hundreds of guests. Love Rara, a children's entertainment service based in the UK, planned the affair, which was held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on June 18.
The two kids, who have been close since they were infants, skipped the rings to exchange necklaces and vowed to be "best friends forever." The 200 guests had a dance party, picked from a candy buffet, ate a superhero cake.
Harrison's mother Stephanie told Inside Edition that Eileidh and her son have always been close. "[They] just have this magical bond," she explained. "Harrison has always said that he loves her and that he wanted to marry her."
Eileidh's big brother Callum walked her down the aisle to Disney's When You Wish Upon a Star. The aisle rug was hot pink.
Almost 200 people showed up to the reception which, naturally, was a dance party. It featured a candy buffet, face painting, superhero cake and all of Eileidh's favorite characters — even the Tooth Fairy.
Up next on her list? Disneyland. Eileidh's mom started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her daughter to swim with mermaids, visit Disneyland, ride the London Eye and see real snow.
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