We always hear about how long it takes to organize a wedding. From booking the DJ to speaking to all of the vendors, but is that really what a wedding is all about? When it comes down to throwing the perfect wedding, it should really highlight the couple and their loved ones.
One Nebraska town was able to bypass all of the unnecessary fuss to give one dying man his sole wish, which was to see his daughter get married. Read on about how Dr. Dan Harrahill, a father of four, got to have his final wish come true thanks to the cleverness of one small community.
Think this is an impossible task? Click slide 10 to see how it all began.
10. A Doctor Who Touched A Community
Dr. Harrahill touched many people throughout his life as an obstetrician. When Dan Harrahill passed away, hundreds upon hundreds of people from the close-knit community left messages on the Facebook group dedicated to his memory. It’s easy to see that those who celebrated his life cherished him when he was still here.
Check out slide 8 to see how he touched many lives through his work.
9. A Passion People Hadn’t Seen Before
Shelly Harrahill, Dan’s wife, explained just how unique he was as a doctor. Speaking about his passion for his work, she said, “He just had a passion for medicine that people hadn’t seen before. He was always putting other people first. It wasn’t unusual for him to go out of his way for hundreds of people all the time.”
8. Even His Wife Had No Idea The Scope Of It All
One of the most unique things about Dr. Harrahill was his humility. His wife, who was arguably the closest to him, had no idea just how many people he made an impact on. ” I didn’t even know how many lives he had touched, by going to people’s homes and making extra phone calls and things like that.”
Check out slide 6 to see how the community gave back to Dr. Harrahill.
7. He Had Life Events Coming Up
Sadly, time stood still when Dr. Harrahill received a dire prognosis in March. Doctors diagnosed him with a later stage of colon cancer. Dan Harrahill still had a lot of life to live, despite his cancer diagnosis. He had his son Noah’s graduation and his oldest daughter Emilea’s wedding in June.
6. The Family Was Blessed By The Whole Community
According to wife Shelly, they thought they would have more time with him, despite his bad news. “We thought we would have at least five years with him. It turned out to be less than six months.” But the family was about to be blessed with amazing spirit from some generous people.
Check out slide 4 to see what happened next.