A Father's Last Gift To His Daughters

Mark-Potts by Mark-Potts on Oct. 03, 2013

Earlier this year, while recovering from a double lung transplant, Fred Evans found out he had cancer. However, due to the medication he was taking to ensure his body didn't reject his new organs, he was unable to treat his cancer with chemotherapy.

The doctors gave Fred months to live. With that in mind, he wanted to do one final thing for his two unmarried daughters.

With the help of his son, Daniel, third daughter, Martha, and Karla, his wife, Fred brought his daughters to their church under the pretense that he was going to do something special for their mother. When they arrived, Fred was in a tuxedo. He said he wanted to walk them down the aisle and bless their future weddings just in case he wasn't there the day they got married.



But Fred wasn't done. He announced there was one more bride: Karla. He wanted to renew their vows, promising to love one another until death do them part.


On July 25, 2013, months later, Fred passed away.

The photos are credited to Fotolanthropy, a service that helps capture inspiring true stories from people through photos and videos. Their goal is to tell the stories of normal people and how they overcome hardships and prevail.

We aren't given much time. Let's try to make the most of it.
 

53 comments
h8isgr8
h8isgr8 User

Oh the feels, their unstoppable on this one. Speaking of feels, I'd like to cop one on the one legged chick.

Faith Bordignon
Faith Bordignon

What a true loving and caring husband and Dad. You are now one of God's Angels watching over your family.

ChillBilly
ChillBilly User

Why hasn't anyone made a meme out of him yet? 

hodoboc
hodoboc User

Damn ninjas... cutting onions... near my eyes...

*sniff*

Charlie Ruebling
Charlie Ruebling

I OWE YOUR ASS , B U D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charlie Ruebling
Charlie Ruebling

O L D S C H O O L @ its F I N E S T , WORDS ??? WHAT W O R D S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charlie Ruebling
Charlie Ruebling

I WATCHED THIS @ was SPEECHLESS for the 1st time in my LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SHlTTER
SHlTTER User

Hopped her down the aisle.

Rita Dolman
Rita Dolman

good for him ,it will be in his daughters hearts forever

ROB-Robot
ROB-Robot

What the hell is this? Stick to the funny and fake videos Break!

SweetOnJesseMac
SweetOnJesseMac

@IanZak OMG, Ian! Thanks for sharing that! My dad's never gonna be able to walk me down the aisle. :(

NSkis
NSkis

@IanZak omg! So sweet! Wish my dad was able to do that for me b4 he passed away!

THX-1138
THX-1138 User

Thanks a lot.  Now I seem to have some dust in my eyes.

rooner15
rooner15 User

Shit i couldn't make it to the end  FUCK u break!

Marilyn Cummings Welch
Marilyn Cummings Welch

Such a touching story. At least he got to full fill his duty before he passed.Those girls will never forget that jester.

napattak
napattak User

This was much better alternative to cooking meth.

Doester2
Doester2 User

My dad has a few weeks left to live. On the edge because of cancer.... this one hit me pretty hard.
Great way to go, though.

onasphere
onasphere User

Dammit, Break! You're not supposed to make me cry. 

J------
J------ User

RIP - every fathers responsibility to walk the isle . Kudos

Jim-Brown-5
Jim-Brown-5 User

The daughter with crutches is named Ilean and she works at I-Hop.

David-Watson-283
David-Watson-283 User

yo the girl that had only one leg should marry me we could consumate it by doing it acxrobat style woohoo

-Jesse-Banke-447
-Jesse-Banke-447 User

QUICK send the 1 legged hottie my way, I'll throw the marriage on her before popps dies

DREWPBALLS1921
DREWPBALLS1921 User

Nice story.  On a disgusting note, I would bang the one leg chick like a loose shutter in a hurricane.

h8isgr8
h8isgr8 User

Oh shit dawg, I know I didn't just type "their". Yes I did.