A Mother’s Last Dance

When a mother finds out she is having a son, one of the future events she may dream of is the joy of dancing with her baby boy at his wedding. Mary Ann Manning had that chance taken away from her in 2010 when her son Kyle passed away at the young age of 23. According to TODAY, soon afterwards Mary Ann’s breast cancer returned after almost a decade in remission and was diagnosed as Stage 4.

With her health continuing to fail, Mary Ann’s dying wish was to make it to her son Ryan’s wedding to share that special mother-son dance. Despite suffering another stroke a day before the wedding, she still managed to be there and mustered the strength to make this dance happen. And the result is one of the most beautiful, touching moments we’ve seen caught on video.

The groom’s sister, Kristie, shared on the YouTube page, “Mary Ann Manning lost her battle with breast cancer just 3 days after this dance. She held on with all her might to give her son this last gift. It’s really the epitome of a mother’s love. She now joins her other baby boy, who passed 4 years ago, in heaven.”

We wish this brave and beautiful family all of the love and healing thoughts in the world.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made in Mary Ann’s name to Hope Hospice or Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation.

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