Jim Zetz shares a moment with his daughter Josie.  Photo by Lindsey Villatoro / Love Song Photography

Jim Zetz shares a moment with his daughter Josie. Photo by Lindsey Villatoro / Love Song Photography

Cancer sucks, but people are amazing.  Recently we saw a story in People Magazine about photographer Lindsey Natzic Villatoro (please be sure to visit Lindsey’s website) and how in 72 hours she pulled together a team of amazing people and staged an opportunity for a young 11 year old girl and her dying father.  The father, Jim Zetz, was given the opportunity to walk his beautiful daughter down the isle.  Something that if his doctors are right, he will not have the opportunity to do when she comes of age and meets that special person.  

Jim has stage IV pancreatic cancer, but an undying spirit of love for his family.  So enter Villatoro, who was able to arrange a priest, a bridal gown, gifts, guests and a cake.  She helped give the Zetz family a memory, and that memory is something that cancer cannot take away.  Well done Lindsey, this quote is for you.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

If you feel so inclined after watching this video, and can see well enough through your tears, please make a donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.