Warning: Get a box of tissues. Tears will be shed.
Mary Ann Manning was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. After she knew the disease would take her life, she just wanted to do one thing before dying: Dance with her son Ryan at his wedding. She was willing to do whatever it took to make it to that special day.
Her daughter Kristie said, “She wanted to get to this wedding. She didn’t care how she had to do it, whether that meant pumping more chemo in her body, whatever.” But just making it to the wedding wasn’t even enough for the strong 61-year-old. No, she danced with her son at the reception!

Her son Ryan truly enjoyed the special time with his mother at his wedding. He said, “I think that everybody kind of realized what they were seeing and what they were seeing was an incredibly strong woman doing a magnificent thing. A miracle.” A miracle indeed! Mary Ann had been confined to a wheelchair for months before the wedding. No one knows where she got the strength to dance with her son at his wedding, but she did it!
Unfortunately, three days after the wedding, Mary Ann passed away. The mother and son wedding dance will forever be a reminder of how strong she was. A bittersweet moment for everyone involved. Her daughter Kristie described it, “To have this moment to cherish and to relive through the video, we’re so happy. We’re so, so lucky to call her mom.”

RIP Mary Ann Manning