Three-year-old is flower girl at bone marrow donor’s wedding
There was hardly a dry eye in the room when a three-year-old cancer survivor walked down the aisle at the wedding of the woman who saved her life.
PHOTO: Facebook/Hayden Ryals
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There was hardly a dry eye in the room when a three-year-old cancer survivor walked down the aisle at the wedding of the woman who saved her life.

Skye Savren-McCormick, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer – was the flower girl to Hayden Hatfield Ryals (26), the woman who donated her bone marrow that helped save the toddler’s life.

Guests were in tears at the Alabama couple’s wedding as the adorable Skye walked down the aisle in her tiny white dress and pearl bracelet the bride presented her with, Fox News reports.

On the wedding photographer’s website the bride revealed her concerns about Skye not being able to make the wedding because of her health, but after doctors gave the go-ahead, she was flown in from California to join the festivities.

“I walked up and I just dropped to my knees and all I could do was smile,” Hayden told ABC News.

2016 was a tough year for the McCormick family with the toddler being diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). It’s an extremely rare type of slowly developing (chronic) blood disorder that occurs in young children, according to Cancer Research.

Hayden had donated bone marrow through an organisation called Be the Match – and that’s how Skye’s family found her. The tot received her first bone marrow transplant the same year of her diagnosis and underwent her final transplant in April 2017 CNN reports.

While the wedding celebrations have ended, the families plan to remain close, Skye’s mom, Talia Savren-McCormick told ABC.

“They’re going to be a part of our lives forever,” Talia told the news outlet. “She saved our daughter’s life.”

Sources: abcnews.go.com, foxnews.comCNN

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