She Was Desperately Missing Her Dead Father On Her Wedding Day. But Never Expected This Was Ever Possible.
It’s long been tradition that the father of the bride walk her down the aisle during his daughter’s big wedding day. But for Jeni Stepien that special father-daughter moment would not be possible because the bride’s father, Michael Stepien, was murdered 10 years before. In life, however, the father truly had a heart, donating his upon his death. The heart went to Arthur Thomas, who had been awaiting a donor heart for 16 years and was on death’s doorstep when he received the gift of life. At Jeni’s request, Thomas flew to Pittsburgh from his home in New Jersey to walk her down the aisle as her father’s heart beat alongside her.