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3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Is Flower Girl At Her Bone Marrow Donor’s Wedding, Heart-melting

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3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Is Flower Girl At Her Bone Marrow Donor's Wedding

Wedding guests were treated to a tender moment of heart warming human connection when a little girl walked down the aisle at the wedding of a woman who saved her life.

Three year old Skye Savren-McCormick was the flower girl at Hayden Ryals’ wedding, two years after Hayden was Skye’s bone marrow donor.

Skye Savren-McCormick was the flower girl at Hayden Ryals’ wedding, two years after Hayden was Skye’s bone marrow donor.
Skye Savren-McCormick was the flower girl at Hayden Ryals’ wedding, two years after Hayden was Skye’s bone marrow donor.

Talking to Good Morning America, Skye’s mom, Talia Savren-McCormick, said, “I always tell people they’re smitten for one another. Skye calls her ‘Hay Hay.’”

Skye’s mom further added that during the wedding, her baby girl “stepped out and took a giant, handful of flowers and threw them on the ground. One of the bridesmaids said everyone was ugly crying.”

Read also: 6-Year-Old Son Breaks Into Tears Watching His Mom, The Bride, Walk Down The Aisle.

In March 2016, at only one year old, Skye was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. That same year, Hayden received a call from a coordinator with Be the Match, who told her that she was a match with a little girl diagnosed with leukemia whose name she later learned was Skye Savren-McCormick.

That same year, Skye had her first bone marrow transplant, from Ryals, and later, a vital infusion of cells. Her final transplant was April 2017.

Skye Savren-McCormick, 3, seen with bride Hayden Hatfield Ryals on her wedding day
Skye Savren-McCormick, 3, seen with bride Hayden Hatfield Ryals on her wedding day,

Talia said that her daughter wouldn’t have made it to her final transplant if it had not been for Ryals. She said, “She was that sick. I feel like Hayden is such a huge success in why Skye was able to beat leukemia.”

A couple of months after her transplant, Skye’s parents received a letter from Ryals who reached out through Be the Match, and since then they started texting and sending Facebook messages to each other.

Skye melted hearts as she threw flower petals for the bride as she walked down the isle.
Skye melted hearts as she threw flower petals for the bride as she walked down the isle.

For her third birthday, Hayden sent Skye a birthday present. Inside the gift, was an invitation to her wedding.

Once Skye received a clean bill of health from her doctors, she traveled with her parents from California to the wedding in Alabama.

The pair met and embraced for the first time at Hayden’s wedding rehearsal. “I walked up and I just dropped to my knees and all I could do was smile,” Hayden told ABC News.

3 year old Skye Savren-McCormick with her parents
3 year old Skye Savren-McCormick with her parents

Soon after, Skye melted hearts as she threw flower petals for the bride as she walked down the isle.

The two families say they are looking forward to seeing each other again soon. “They are going to be part of our lives forever,” Talia told ABC News. “She saved our daughter’s life.

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Preemie Found In Trash Bag With Maggot-Infested Head Wound, Now She’s Fighting For Her Life

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One thing I will never understand, and am quite sure many people can relate, is how a person can be able to abandon their little defenseless baby at a time they need them the most and walk away.

Unfortunately, such things still happen. In a recent case that is garnering a lot of attention, a baby girl was reportedly found inside a plastic bag in Vietnam. The baby had been exposed to the sun, had several mosquito bites and had a nasty wound in her head that had become infested with maggots.

According to sources, the child was found tied to a coffee tree in Lam Dong Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

When she was found, the baby was in a horrific condition. Doctors feared she would not survive, and if she did, then she wouldn’t last too long.

Luckily, Venerable Minh Tai, abbot of the Hue Quang Pagoda, came to the poor baby’s rescue.

Tai has taken in more than 100 orphans over the years, giving them a safe place to live and grow until they found a foster family.

Read Also: Heartbroken grandfather eats alone next to late wife’s memorial at granddaughter’s wedding

When Tai learnt of the baby girl’s plight, she immediately adopted her. With the help of her nuns, Tai currently takes care of ten orphans.

Tai also managed to raise $25,000 from kind Facebook users and the temples in Vietnam to pay for the baby’s medical bills.

The baby girl was named Hoai An, which means perpetual peace in Vietnamese. Baby Hoai has a number of health issues but doctors are doing the best they can for her.

“I wouldn’t write her off at this point; that would be wrong. There is a chance her condition will improve.” Dr. Tang Kok Kee, a neurosurgeon treating Hoai told the Straits Times.

Venerable Minh Tai, with baby Trieu Hoai An in her arms

Venerable Minh Tai, with baby Trieu Hoai An in her arms

Tai also is doing the best she can for baby Hoai, by giving her unconditional love and praying for her. “She is sleeping better, crying louder and has more of an appetite. She has also gained about 700g in weight and her reactions have improved,” Tai said.

Please remember to share this article with friends and family to garner prayers and well wishes for baby Hoai as she fights for her life and to show appreciation for all the incredible people who have helped so far.

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Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal

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Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood, Five Guys franchise manager was having a normal day at work when he saw a familiar face at the restaurant — It was Leonard. He noticed that the customer was not feeling alright.

There is always something amazing going on within the local communities. Last month, customers of the Five Guys restaurant in Detroit witnessed an uplifting random act of kindness between the restaurant staff and a sick customer.

Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood, Five Guys franchise manager was having a normal day at work when he saw a familiar face at the restaurant — It was Leonard. He noticed that the customer was not feeling alright.

Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal

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“This time when he came in, he was having trouble ordering, saying he was sick,” Justin told FOX 2 Detroit.

As Leonard struggled to make his order, Justin decided to give him the full meal: a burger done “all the way” (topped with all the classic ingredients), plus fries and a drink.

And he didn’t charge him for the meal. “He was so unwell that he couldn’t even process the order himself,” Justin said. “So we just gave it to him.”

Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal

It didn’t just end there. Leonard was too weak to feed himself. That’s when a Justin stepped up once again and fed the man.

The manager has really won the hearts of many people.

“At Five Guys we don’t have — or believe in canned interactions but in the genuine interactions,” Justin told Liftable. “All of our interactions are genuine.”

“Every guest is special to us,” he told FOX 2. A random customer at the restaurant took photos of the scene and shared them online. The photos have since gone viral.

Justin was surprised that people were making a big deal of it after his story went viral and got picked up by news outlets.

Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal

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“It came as a surprise to me, that so many are surprised to see this level of service for our guests,” he told Liftable.

“What I am most grateful for is the impact the story has had on my team,” Justin said. “Too often my staff and I hear negative stories about the city we call home and often morale is lowered because ‘who wants to work in that environment.’”

It is amazing how a small act of kindness can impact a lot of people in the community.

“I believe that every person has the ability to make an impact on a person’s life through small acts, like this one,” Justin said.

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Heartbroken grandfather eats alone next to late wife’s memorial at granddaughter’s wedding

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Everyone loves weddings because it’s usually a great time for families both from near and far to come together and celebrate someone’s special day.

Unfortunately, sometimes some family members are just too far away from us.

Sahrah Elswick together with her husband Zachery were celebrating their marriage when Sahrah decided to set up a tribute to her beloved grandmother “mawmaw,” who died in 2017

She didn’t realize that the seat she was about to set up for her mawmaw will create a heartbreaking moment.

At her wedding, a white chair with photos of Mawmaw and a sign on it that read, “We know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away,” was set up to honor her grandmother.

“It meant everything to me to see this at my wedding. It was so important that she be a part of my day because we were very close and I’m so glad I did it because now I see that it meant even more to him,” Sahrah told TODAY Food.

While having dinner, Sahrah spotted a scene that made her burst into tears – her grandpa was sitting with the special memorial.

“When I saw him sitting there I immediately burst into tears I was just so heartbroken and also in awe at how much he loved her,” she said.

“I just wanted to sit with her and be there with her,” Pawpaw said.  Pawpaw and Mawmaw were married for 45 years and its evident they had a “loving relationship filled with fun” and you can tell by how she is missed.

Sahrah captured and shared the moment on social media and it has since gone viral.

Sahrah’s story just made me shed some tears. Share this story if you have a loved one that you miss so much.

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