Terminally Ill Teen Marries High School Sweetheart In Dream Wedding

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Leslie Rivera, a terminally ill 18-year-old, recently married her high school sweetheart in a dream wedding put together by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

When she was diagnosed with terminal leukemia back in April, there was only one thing the teen wanted and that was to wed boyfriend Daniel Mendez.

The couple met in October 2012 at an anti-racism club at school, and immediately hit it off. But within a few short months, Rivera was diagnosed.

Mendez has been a constant presence by her side during her fight with the disease, and Rivera was referred to Make-A-Wish shortly thereafter.

The foundation quickly got to work arranging Leslie's nuptials, even getting celebrity wedding planner David Tutera on board to make it unforgettable.

The ceremony took place on November 21 in Orange County, Calif.

Rivera was all smiles during the Twilight-inspired wedding reception, surrounded by friends and family who were equally moved by the group's efforts.

It was impossible to tell that the beaming teenager had spent the entire day before in the hospital getting a blood transfusion, according to reports.

Watch the video above for more on Rivera's dream wedding day, and the next time you're thinking of a charitable donation, think of Leslie and Batkid.

Dream really do come true thanks to these wonderful people.

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