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The Clean Cut: Bride escorted down the aisle by deceased fathers heart recipient
A bride is escorted down the aisle by her deceased fathers heart recipient. - photo by Kelsey Schwab
Because Jeni Stepiens father, Michael, was killed in 2006, he couldnt walk her down the aisle at her wedding Saturday.

However, she had a little bit of him there, both physically and in spirit.

Arthur Thomas life was changed forever because of Stepiens father he was the recipient of Michaels heart when he passed away. Per Stepien's request, Thomas traveled from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to walk her down the aisle at her wedding.

"What greater honor could a person have than walking the daughter of man who's given his heart to him? I cant imagine a greater honor, Thomas said in an ITV article.

In a video on CNNs YouTube channel, Stepien is shown thanking Thomas for coming. As he placed her hand on his wrist and his chest to feel her fathers heartbeat, she was overcome with emotion and gratitude.

I was just so thankful that my dad could be here today in spirit and a piece of his physical being, as well. That was very special for us, Stepien said in the video.

Watch the video on YouTube here.

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