CLEVELAND, Ohio — Alphonso Morrow wanted more than anything to be able to escort his granddaughter, NaCole Morrow, down the aisle.
“It’s all he talked about,” said NaCole’s father, David Morrow. “He wasn’t able to walk his two daughters down the aisle when they got married because they eloped.”
But due to Alphonso’s health, it wasn’t likely he was going to be able to make the trip from Cleveland to Johnstown, Pa.
“This broke my daughter’s heart, too, because she wanted grandpa to be there,” David Morrow said.
So NaCole and her husband-to-be, Raheen Donaldson, decided they would bring the wedding to grandpa.
And with the blessing of all the officials and residents at The Village at Marymount, a wedding was planned, said Ron Hollowell, who is director of media and donor relations there.
And on Saturday, Alphonso got his wish.
A huge smile graced his face as he held his NaCole’s hand. His son, David, pushed his wheelchair as the three made their way down the aisle in the facility’s chapel.
“It means a lot to me,” said Alphonso. “I love all of them, and my wife, I know she’s looking down on me, us really, her name is Chris. And I’m pretty sure she’s happy.”
Judge Pinkey Carr, of Cleveland Municipal Court, presided over the ceremony.
“It’s a dream come true,” David said.