Parents of 9-Year-Old With Leukemia Get Married to Make Her Wish Come True

Mary Hawkins Awww!

flower girlA 9-year-old fighting leukemia just had her biggest dream come true, thanks to the wonderful team of social workers who have been working with her at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Most kids wish for things like a trip to Disney World, but Miranda Olivera wanted to see her parents get married -- something which had been put off when she was diagnosed with cancer back in 2012. Yep. That's all she wanted. Not a pony. Or a fancy vacation. Or a shopping spree. Just her mom and dad finally saying, "I do."

And of course, Alejandra and Saul Olivera wanted nothing more than to honor their daughter's wishes. They planned on tying the knot at the courthouse before Miranda was faced with undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

That's when the social workers stepped in along with the Olivera's family and friends. The entire community rallied around them to help achieve Miranda's dream of attending her parents' wedding.

Local business donated everything from the rings to the cake to Alejandra's dress -- and on October 22, the couple tied the knot with little Miranda smiling by their side.

OMG. Where are the tissues?!?

What a sweet, innocent, and selfless little girl Miranda is to care about her parents' happiness more than anything in the whole world. And on top of that -- how wonderful is it to think about this family enjoying such an important, special day together before this beautiful child has to go in for surgery?

Considering she will not be able to go out in public for a year after the transplant, it's just so heartwarming to think that she got to experience this amazing moment with her parents -- and to finally see them become husband and wife.

She may only be 9 years old, but it's obvious that Miranda is wise beyond her years when it comes to knowing what is most important in life. She should inspire and remind the rest of us to live each day to the fullest and not take the little things for granted -- especially those we hold dearest to our hearts.

What words of encouragement would you offer to Miranda and her family?

 

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