The spotlight is meant to be on the bride on her wedding day, but one young flower girl took center spotlight walking down the aisle and absolutely no one will mind. Break out the tissues because this viral video of a 3-year-old flower girl will give you all the feels.
As Skye Savren-McCormick took her steps down the aisles, dropping fistfuls of petals as she moved the wedding guests could hardly contain themselves. The tears were flowing because Skye and the bride, Hayden Hatfield Ryals, shared a very special connection. Not long before the wedding, doctors had diagnosed Skye with a rare form of cancer called juvenile myelomonacytic leukemia and given her a very slim chance of survival—but thanks to the kindness of one stranger she walked down that aisle in full remission.
After 10 months in the hospital receiving treatment, Skye was in need of a bone marrow transplant and a perfect match was found: the bride-to-be. Ryals had signed up as a bone marrow donor a year before when she was still in college, struggling to find a purpose. The donation was anonymous, but Ryals reached out through the Be The Match program to see if she had in fact, been a match. After an exchange of anonymous letters, Skye’s parents finally learned Ryals name.
They quickly formed a bond through emails and phone calls, but it wasn’t until the wedding rehearsal that the pair finally met face-to-face. “We were in the front, looking around, and she [Ryals] came in and immediately came over to Skye and dropped to her knees,” Syke’s mom Talia Savren-McCormick told CNN. “Skye gave her a big hug. The whole night they were sitting together.”
The two clearly share a special bond and there wasn’t a single dry eye in the house according to the wedding photographer. “I look forward to the years to come with Skye growing up and continuing this relationship with Hayden, and watching Hayden grow up, too,” Savren-McCormick said.
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