Hospital brings daughter's wedding to man battling cancer in New York

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The wedding took place at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Mitchell Ferrino)

A father from Buffalo, New York, battled cancer for nearly 18 months in hopes of attending his only daughter's wedding.

Bethany and Austin were set to be married in late August, but it was clear her father's time was growing short.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo helped make Richard A. Ferrino, Jr.'s wish come true.

The staff brought the wedding to him on Father's Day.

They wheeled his hospital bed outside to the garden at the cancer center.

Family and friends, including his wife, three other children and his grandchildren, looked on as he witnessed the wedding.

Mr. Ferrino was able to applaud for the happy couple, kiss his daughter and give his new son-in-law a fatherly handshake.

Days later, he lost his battle. The family will forever be grateful to Roswell for "the amount of time, consideration and genuine care" they received.

His son, Mitchell Ferrino, made the video below as surprise for his sister.
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