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Father And Daughter Dance For Dying Dad

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  Original Published: 7/24/2013  It was the perfect wedding.   The only thing missing, the groom.    But that didn't matter, because this wedding was about a father, dying, with only months to live, and his daughter, who wanted to make sure that father-daughter wedding dance happened.   Nick Monacelli has the emotional story.   It says Rachel Rose Wolf is requesting the pleasure...   To day 25-year-old Rachel Wolf has a vivid imagination would be an understatement.   But to day that desperate times call for desperate measures, that sums up this story best.   "Hi, are you almost here?"   The person "almost here" is Rachel's dad, Dr. James Wolf.   He's the one facing desperate times.   He's losing his battle with pancreatic cancer and is most afraid of what he'll miss out on.   "Because I'm saddened over the fact I won't be there for the events of her life. That's been difficult on me," says Dr. Wolf.   So, even though she isn't engaged, Rachel has a special invitation. In less than 10 days, the community helped pull off a fake wedding.   "I almost just want to run to him with open arms, screaming daddy!" says Rachel Wolf.   A few miles down the road, friends, family, strangers, even patients of the once named "Doctor of the Year" were waiting.   "It's really an honor to be in all of your lives, and I'm so thankful that you came," said Dr. Wolf. "And, it's a dream, an absolute dream. Hi honey, you look gorgeous."   "Thanks daddy," says Rachel Wolf.   "I love you, I love you Rachel," says the father. "Let's go dance, okay?   "I picked this song out for you," says the daughter. "Will you spin me? Thank you so much daddy for coming to this."   "I wouldn't have missed it. I wouldn't have missed it," he replied.   He almost did miss it though.   James was in the hospital, getting a blood transfusion that morning. He isn't on chemotherapy so if he's lucky, his doctors say he has another three months.   "It was an amazing moment," said Dr. Wolf.   That said, James is not afraid of dying, but he says he won't miss his girls, because he'll always be there.   The girls, on the other hand...   "There's missing. There's lots of missing," says Rachel Wolf. "I love you dad."   "I love you too sweeheart," he replied. "I'll always be around. I want you to know that."   
   
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