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This Sick Dad Surprised His Daughter By Making It To Her Cross-Country Wedding

Alexandra Price had accepted that her dad was too sick to attend her wedding, but then she got a special surprise.

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Andre Pearson, of Omaha, has been fighting for his life at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota since March, the hospital said in a press release.

When Pearson was admitted, both his heart and his kidneys were failing and doctors told him he was too sick for a heart transplant. They gave him roughly a year to live.

But after surgery, Pearson began to improve. Despite his recovery, doctors told him he was too sick to travel to his daughter Alexandra's wedding in California.

The family had accepted that Pearson would be forced to watch the ceremony online. However, Pearson's doctors worked together to figure out a game plan to get him to the wedding.

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The next day, Pearson proudly walked his daughter down the aisle.

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Price said having her dad there made her wedding day.

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"It was amazing since he wasn't supposed to be here. It was just amazing to have him sickness and all here and it just made me feel really happy and whole and complete," she told the local CBS affiliate.

Doctors said they are hopeful Pearson will soon get evaluated to see if he could be a candidate for a heart transplant.

A Mayo Clinic spokesperson told BuzzFeed News Pearson will likely be able to go home within the next few months.

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