A toddler left everyone in tears when she walked down the aisle at her savior’s wedding, the woman who donated her bone marrow and saved her life.
The 3-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick was the flower girl of the bride Hayden Hatfield Ryals, her donor.
Guests started crying when they saw the little girl stepping out and taking a giant handful of flowers and then throwing them on the ground.
This adorable girl was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia just before her 1st birthday in March 2016. Not long after that, doctors transplanted bone marrow from Ryals and then a vital cells’ infusion. In April 2017, Skye had her last transplant.
Her parents said that their girl wouldn’t have been alive if it hadn’t been for Ryals.
“She was that sick,” Savren-McCormick said. “I feel like Hayden is such a huge success in why Skye was able to beat leukemia.”
Months later after the transplant, Ryals sent a letter to the Savren-McCormick family by the organization Be the Match to which she donated her bone marrow.
The two families then exchanged text messages through Facebook and not long ago Ryals sent a birthday gift to Skye for her 3rd birthday. But, what was so amazing about the gift is that inside it there was a wedding invitation for Skye to be the flower girl at her wedding on June 9.
After Skye’s doctors approved the trip, she and her family went to Alabama for the wedding ceremony. There Ryals and Skye hugged for the first time.
“I walked up and I just dropped to my knees and all I could do was smile,” Ryals said.
Both families hope that they will see each other again and soon.
“They are going to be part of our lives forever,” Savren-McCormick added. “She saved our daughter’s life.”