Thursday, October 31, 2013

UPDATE: Dying Ohio Man Attends Daughter's Wedding, Gives Her Away From a Gurney

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 8:31 AM

The northeast Ohio man who recently gave his daughter away from a hospital gurney has died.

Scott Nagy of Brunswick passed away on Monday at University Hospitals after a long struggle with ethereal cancer.

He made headlines earlier this month after attending his daughter's wedding, clad in a tuxedo, and "walked" her down the aisle from his hospital gurney.

He was 56.

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Here's a heartwarming tale for your Monday morning.

A terminally ill Ohio man was able to give his daughter away on Saturday after making special arrangements with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Strongsville.

Scott Nagy, 56, of Brunswick arrived at his daughter's wedding in an ambulance and escorted the bride down the aisle from his hospital gurney, with the help of a volunteer team of medical professionals.

"It was a promise I made in March, to walk her down the aisle," Nagy told the PD over the weekend. "She's my princess. This is my definition of walking down the aisle."

Last year Nagy was diagnosed with urethral cancer and doctors were apprehensive that he would be able to make the wedding, initially scheduled for next year.

Adamant to give his daughter the wedding she always wanted, Nagy made the trip down the aisle with monitor cords slipped under his tuxedo and a tracheal tube attached. He kissed a grandson who was the ringbearer and flashed wedding goers a thumb's up.

"There was no way he was not going to finish this out," said his wife Jean.

Nagy's daughter, Sarah, said that since she was a little girl, she always wanted her father to escort her down the aisle when she got married.

This weekend, she got her wish.

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