Having a child with a serious illness can be absolutely heartbreaking. Remarkably, however, these kids are often the most positive people you’ll ever meet, and they have inspiring views on life.
Five-year-old Sophia Chiappalone is one of those kids. Sophia was born with a serious heart defect.
Even though she’s only 5, she’s already undergone multiple open-heart surgeries, and she has another one scheduled in November 2017.
While prepping for her next open-heart surgery, Sophia told her mom, Kristy Somerset-Chiappalone, that she wanted to get married before she went back under the knife.
Specifically, Sophia wanted to marry her “boyfriend” — 6-year-old Hunter Laferriere.
Kristy decided to follow through with Sophia’s idea, so she told Hunter’s mom, Tracy, about the plan.
Tracy was just as excited as Sophia, Kristy, and Hunter. She called her best friend, Marisa Balletti-Lavoie, who runs Sassy Mouth Photography, and they put together a mock photo shoot for the kids.