A wish come true: Cancer patient takes family to Disney World, gets married there

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PITTSBURGH - A cancer patient’s wish came true this past weekend.  Jhanay Harber went to Disney World with her family and got married there.

Channel 11 was invited to the emotional wedding on Sunday.

Harber, 28, walked down the aisle surrounded by family.  She didn’t feel well earlier in the day, but she wasn’t going to miss her moment.

“My brother and I feel happy her dream came true,” said Harber’s son, Jameri.

“It’s every kid’s dream for their parents to get married.  It’s a blessing,” said the groom, DeAndre Morris.

Earlier this month, Jamie’s Dream Team asked for donations for flights, hotel rooms and Disney gift cards.  Donations came from near and far to help Harber and her family make the trip.

“Pittsburgh has done a lot for us, and I really appreciate it,” said Harber.

A week prior to the trip, Harber announced she would get married in Florida.

Channel 11 was at GDC Jewelers in North Huntingdon as Harber and Morris picked out wedding rings.

Anchor Katherine Amenta watched as Harber and Morris put the rings on each other in Florida Sunday.  The moments were moving, especially for Harber’s family.

“We are blessed.  Truly blessed,” said Harber’s dad, Brent Harber Sr.

“Jhanay’s stronger than all of us.  She’s the one going through it,” said Harber’s brother, Brent Harber Jr.

Harber was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. The cancer has since spread to her spine, lungs and brain.  Harber’s doctors at Magee Women’s Hospital have said her chances of recovery are slim.

“Without Pittsburgh, none of this would be here.  Jhanay would not have her dream come true,” said Harber’s aunt, Gloria Watts.

The family is enjoying Disney World and plans to come home Wednesday.

 

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