Two Sisters Get Wedding Pictures With Father Who Has Alzheimer'sTwo sisters in Grapevine, Texas, are not wasting their final moments with their dad. Scott Duncan, 80, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2012. His deteriorating health has led him to need 24-hour care at a nursing facility.
Scott’s daughters, Sarah and Becca, knew that their time with their father was limited. What they both wished most was their dad to be at their weddings.
"We just randomly thought of this idea," Becca told ABC News. "Me and Sarah know that our dad is more than likely not going to be at our wedding -- it's not being a downer or anything; we’re just being realistic -- so we decided to do these wedding pictures with Dad."
Both girls are in one-year relationships, but aren’t quite ready to tie the knot with their boyfriends. Pamela Duncan, the sister’ mother, hired photographer Lindsey Rabon for a quick 10-minute photo shoot. Pamela helped the girls do their makeup, and the girls got their wedding dresses and bouquets from friends and family. Rabon then donated the photos for use.
"The entire experience was the best thing in the world. Seeing him coming down the hall and seeing us in our wedding dresses and him smiling. It meant so much to us," Becca said. Sarah added, "You could see the smile on his face."
Sarah and Becca wanted to make sure they captured this moment for the rest of their lives. They didn’t want to look back and regret not taking advantage of the time they had with their dad. It’s an inspiration for all of us to love our families to the fullest while we can.
"For me, it's all about the daddy-daughter dance," Sarah said, "and having him give away his daughter to a new guy to take care of." Becca agreed, adding, "Every girl dreams about her big wedding and her dad walking her down the aisle. ... It would be awesome to have our dad there. He was our superhero. He was our Superman growing up.” "It's something that we're going to have for the rest of our lives," Becca said.