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Dying Daddy Walks His 11-Year-Old Daughter Down The Aisle

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Source: Lindsay Villatoro/Lovesongphotography.com

Dec. 17 2014, Updated 12:15 p.m. ET

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Jim Zetz, Joszie Zetz

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Jim Zetz, 62, from Murrieta, Calif. has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and knowing he wouldn't live to see his daughter get married he walked her down the aisle during a March 14 backyard ceremony.

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Jim Zetz, Joszie Zetz

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The "wedding" took place the same day Josie turned 11, and her father placed a sparkly ring on her index finger.

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Jim Zetz, Joszie Zetz

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The "wedding" took place the same day Josie turned 11, and her father placed a sparkly ring on her index finger.

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Jim Zetz, Joszie Zetz

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Thanks to their local community, Jim's dream of walking his daughter down the aisle came true. Financial contributions gathered in just 72 hours paid for the dress, food, wedding cake, flowers, hair and makeup.

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Jim Zetz, Joszie Zetz

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Thanks to their local community, Jim's dream of walking his daughter down the aisle came true. Financial contributions gathered in just 72 hours paid for the dress, food, wedding cake, flowers, hair and makeup.

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Jim Zetz, Joszie Zetz

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Source: Lindsay Villatoro/Lovesongphotography.com

Pictured with her mother, Grace, and father, Jim.

"Down the road, this will mean a lot to Josie," Jim said. "She will always remember it."

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