Sophia Chiappalone is an effervescent, happy little girl from Connecticut in the U.S. She’s got a smile that’s brighter than the sun and everyone just loves her! If you were to first meet her, you’d think she’s just like all little 5-year-old girls.
But that’s just not this case with Sophia. She was born with a genetic heart defect and was not expected to make it passed her 2nd birthday but has defied all and is now 5. She was born with only half a heart with the entire right side missing. By many, she is considered a walking miracle!
Everyone who has known her since her birth, will tell you she has always been very outgoing. Sadly, since her birth she has spent most of her life going in and out of the hospital and will be going in for her 4th open-heart surgery very soon.
Before that happens, she told her parents she had one wish she wanted to come true. She wanted a “Dream Wedding”, marrying her very best friend – Hunter Kristy.
Her mother spoke with Hunter’s parents and was given permission to stage a wedding photo session.
Kristy contacted photographer Marissa Balletti-Lavoie who said she’d more than pleased to help out. Marisa wrote on Instagram that she was honored and excited to be the photographer to document this big day!
The kids dressed up in the finest of apparel and just had a wonderful time posing for the photographer and just being little kids.
The photos were taken at a nearby park and her mother thinks this might be the only time she will see her baby girl in a wedding dress.
The entire event was so innocent and pure and her heart aches with joy from all the people who are standing by Sophia and her enormous battle.
Now, Sophia is ready for her next surgery, fighting for her life.
Scroll down and view more wonderful photos of a very special big day!
More info: Facebook