Cancer Patient Dies Shortly After Walking Daughter Down the Aisle

Vieneese Staton knew she didn't have much time left with her dad, so she brought her wedding to him

by Shantell E. Jamison, December 5, 2017

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A California cancer patient was granted his last dying wish when he got the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle while in hospice last month.

Sadly, Preston Roland, 64, passed away on Monday, just weeks after the happiest day of his daughter’s life. According to Inside Edition, Vieneese Stanton knew her father did not have much time left to live, so the 27-year-old brought her nuptials to the hospital where he was in hospice.

In a mock wedding ceremony on Nov. 16,, Stanton got the chance to walk down the aisle with her dad.

“I’ve gained an angel but I’ve lost my Superman,” Stanton told the media outlet Tuesday.

Staton, who had cared for her father in the last months of his life, said the experience forever changed her and taught her the true definition of loyalty. She also said she would forever cherish the memory of her dad on her wedding day.

On that special day, Stanton surprised her dad at San Francisco’s UCSF medical center.  She was wearing a lovely wedding dress, and the pair made their way toward her groom, Douglas Stanton.

Following the walk, attendees had a toast, they prayed and there was singing. Later that day, Stanton  married her now-husband at city hall.

“It was something I never thought would happen because the more I talked to his doctors, the worse the reports got,” the devoted daughter said about her father. “It was lovely.”

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