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Grateful Bride Leukemia-survivor dances with man who saved her life on wedding day

Greta who’s now a nurse says Daniels' act of kindness inspired her to help others through medicine

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Greta Hokanson was 16 when she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006. Her only hope of survival was a bone marrow transplant.

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Unfortunately none of her family members including her two sisters were a match. The option left was to join a bone marrow registry which she did.

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It was then Hokanson discovered that Danny Daniels - a 44-yr-old man from from Arkansas was one of her matches. Though she didn't meet him before the surgery, Greta knew the donor was her hero.

Greta and Daniel met one year after her successful surgery.

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Nine years later, she invited her hero for her wedding to Tony Hokanson.

The grateful bride also shared a special wedding dance with her donor during the reception.

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“I had only seen him during [the] receiving line, so it was our first chance to talk, I gave him my thanks again and I got really emotional. I can’t get over what his selfless act means,”  Hokanson told BuzzFeed life.

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The surprise dance got everyone shedding tears of joy. Greta who’s now a nurse says Daniels' act of kindness inspired her to help others through medicine.

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Seeing Hokanson alive and living a normal life she should have was the best part of his day, according to Daniels.

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“I was very proud at the wedding, just like a father would be, It felt like my own daughter getting married,” he told BuzzFeed Life.

Watch video of paralysed dad who dance for the first time in 17years with daughter on wedding day.

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