10-Year-Old Girl ‘Marries’ Beau Shortly Before Losing Battle With Leukemia

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Despite their hopes, Emma Edwards, a 10-year-old girl from Walnut Cove, North Carolina, tragically lost her battle with leukemia. Emma had always dreamt of getting married, and received her last wishes 12 days before her passing, marrying her beloved, Daniel Marshall Christopher ‘DJ’ Williams, Jr. Emma leaves behind her parents Alina and Aaron Edwards. 

The pair attempted to have a wedding ceremony at their elementary school however, were told by their teacher that such an event was not possible at school. Nevertheless, love prevailed, and the young couple finally tied the knot on June 29 in a joyous celebration with friends and family.

“It had to happen super fast. We threw it together in less than two days; everything ended up being donated,”

Alina said of the wedding, a garden ceremony with some 100 guests in attendance.

“It was so precious, and it came together so well. Her dad gets to say he gave her away. A friend of ours officiated, a friend read a verse from the Bible, and her best friend was maid of honor,”

she added. Alina described DJ as the

“sweetest soul you’ll ever meet. He has a heart of gold and he really loves Emma,”

she said. Emma had been receiving support from family, friends, and community members. Race car drivers at Bowman Gray Stadium in nearby Winston-Salem, North Carolina, honored the 10-year-old by adding

“Emma’s Army”

stickers on their cars at a July racing event.

“Most kids want to go to Disneyland, but Emma wanted to get married, be a wife, and have three kids,”

Alina said.

“She was a sweetheart. I always say we must have made marriage look really fun because that’s all she wanted.”

#Clique, let’s keep Emma’s family in our thoughts and prayers.

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