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Hospital Whips Up Wedding for Parents of Girl with Leukemia

(ABC News) – Nine-year-old Miranda Olivera didn’t ask for much, but a few little girl touches were obvious at her parents’ wedding last week: a pink cake with white bows and a chocolate fountain for dipping strawberries.

Social workers at Seattle Children’s Hospital threw the wedding together in a week because Miranda’s parents wanted to wed before Miranda’s bone marrow transplant today. She was diagnosed with leukemia exactly a year ago, and the bone marrow transplant is her last chance at survival.

“She was the bride’s maid, the maid of honor, everything,” Miranda’s mother, Alejandra, 30, told ABCNews.com. “It was just me and her. That’s all you can ask for.”

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