Recently on Facebook, wedding pictures went viral because of the touching and unique story behind the pictures. Becky Turney is a bride who has a heartbreaking background. Becky had a 19 year old son, Triston, who died in October 2015 in an accidental shooting, according to Becky’s Facebook page.
However, her son didn’t leave this world empty. His heart was donated to a young California man named Jacob Kilby and because of it, he’s able to live a healthy life.
So, for their wedding, Becky’s groom, Kelly Turney, surprised her at their wedding by flying Jacob up to Alaska to stand in as a groomsman. Kelly stopped the ceremony to introduce Jacob to Becky for the first time, the photographer recounted.
“I knew about this surprise but nothing prepares you for the beauty of this moment. I met a man named Jacob Kilby yesterday who is alive because of a heart transplant received from this brides son, Triston. Her son couldn’t be here for the wedding day but Becky’s groom Kelly Turney , surprised her by flying Jacob up to Alaska to stand in as a groomsmen, carrying Triston’s heart.
Kelly stopped the ceremony to introduce Jacob to Becky for the first time. Everyone was so moved by this and I had to share this amazing story. I had the pleasure of hearing Jacob share his gratitude and plans for a healthy life to Triston’s sister before the ceremony. I am so blown away by his story and his amazing outlook on life. You couldn’t ask for a better recipient to receive such a gift.”