Dad With Terminal Cancer Gives Family Special Gift - New York News

Dad With Terminal Cancer Gives Family Special Gift

Posted: Updated:
This story was documented by Fotolanthropy (www.fotolanthropy.com), a non profit organization that documents inspiring true stories of people that have overcome adversity. Photos by Fotocrew members Matt and Julie Weddings (www.mattandjulieweddings.com). This story was documented by Fotolanthropy (www.fotolanthropy.com), a non profit organization that documents inspiring true stories of people that have overcome adversity. Photos by Fotocrew members Matt and Julie Weddings (www.mattandjulieweddings.com).
  • Dad With Terminal Cancer Gives Family Special GiftMore>>

  • FOX 29 Interviews Gracie Evans

    FOX 29 Interviews Gracie Evans

    It was a story that people around the country found heartbreaking and inspiring: A father, given months to live, walks his unmarried daughters down the aisle. On Thursday, FOX 29's Iain Page talked to Gracie Evans, one of those daughters, about the overwhelming response her dad's story.

After finding out that he had only months to live, Fred Evans decided to give his daughters a special present. He walked his two unmarried daughters down the aisle and gave them his blessing for their future marriages.

Fred was recovering from a lung transplant when doctors discovered that his skin cancer had spread. Because of the medication taken for the transplant, Fred would not be able to endure chemotherapy. Doctors gave Fred months to live.

Though devastated by the news, Fred and wife Karla vowed to keep living each moment of life to the fullest. On a special day in a chapel, they planned a surprise ceremony for their two daughters, Gracie and Kate. They told them that there was something special planned and had them arrive at different times. At the chapel, Fred put on a tuxedo, had a bouquet ready, and waited by the door. Then the hour came and the first daughter arrived. Fred told her that this was the day that he gives his blessing for marriage, in case he's not there when the time comes. He did the same when the second daughter came. They were instantly in tears. Fred proceeded to walk each of his daughters down the aisle to a special song that he picked out.

After walking his daughters, Fred announced that he had one more bride to walk. He then presented a special bouquet to his wife Karla, much to her surprise. They walked down the aisle one last time and renewed their marriage vows.

Fred Evans died on July 25, 2013, and he didn't get to see his two daughters married. However, he leaves behind great memories and some amazing pictures from that special surprise that he gave his family. In a way, he'll be there with them when the special day does come for his two daughters.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Andy Golub's NYC Bodypainting Day

    Andy Golub's NYC Bodypainting Day

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:43:52 GMT
    The saying art is autobiographical takes on a whole new meaning when your canvas is a fully nude human body, as it is for artist Andy Golub. Andy along with 30 other artists and 45 Technicolor models paraded around several Manhattan hotspots over the weekend for NYC Body Painting day. Believe or not, this is completely legal in New York City.
    The saying art is autobiographical takes on a whole new meaning when your canvas is a fully nude human body, as it is for artist Andy Golub. Andy along with 30 other artists and 45 Technicolor models paraded around several Manhattan hotspots over the weekend for NYC Body Painting day. Believe or not, this is completely legal in New York City.
  • Protestors rally against NYPD's 'broken windows' policing

    Protestors rally against NYPD's 'broken windows' policing

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:07:39 GMT
    Emotions about police brutality were still raw at a protest in Harlem Wednesday night. Eric Garner died after police put him in an apparent choke hold. Cops stopped garner for the minor offense of selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island. Officers had been enforcing the so-called broken windows policy.
    Emotions about police brutality were still raw at a protest in Harlem Wednesday night. Eric Garner died after police put him in an apparent choke hold. Cops stopped garner for the minor offense of selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island. Officers had been enforcing the so-called broken windows policy.
  • Fatal skydiving accident on Long Island

    Fatal skydiving accident on Long Island

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:13:49 GMT
    Police on Long Island say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Riverhead police say it happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Police say the injured person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.
    Police on Long Island say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Riverhead police say it happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Police say the injured person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices