RICHFIELD, Wash. (KATU) - Three sisters were able to give their father a "last gift" before he dies from ALS.
Akhil Jhaveri had been battling ALS for seven years, and doctors say his life could end any day now.
Faced with the end of his life, it was very important for Akhil to be able to walk his daughters down the aisle on their wedding day. Since none of his three daughters were ready for marriage, they did the next best thing.
The family decided to have an impromptu mock "wedding" so the sisters could celebrate with their dad. The planning began July19th, just 10 days ahead of the "ceremony" and reception.
Local wedding vendors donated music and flowers for the celebration, which occurred at Vintage Gardens in Ridgefield.
Akhil's wife, Laura Jhaveri, tells KTVU, "It was an amazing 'last gift' that we could give to him to show him how much we love, value and respect him even though his body and physical abilities have been ravaged by ALS. On the inside, he is still the same man."
The wedding guests, all family and close friends, were there to witness the emotional evening as they celebrated with Akhil Jhaveri.