Mother of Organ Donor Gets to See Recipient Walk His Daughter Down the Aisle


Kellye Pummill’s deceased daughter, Marissa Pummill, was able to walk down the aisle in spirit this summer as Troy Westover, who was saved by one of Marissa’s organs, walked his daughter down the aisle.

Pummill, who attended the Idaho wedding on June 16, said it was bittersweet to watch the moment.

“Marissa will never be able to walk down the aisle but she was obviously there in spirit through Troy,” Pummill told

Westover, 43, was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2014 and doctors told him he had two days to two weeks to live.

“He went from healthy one day to not being coherent the next day. I broke down and cried and we called all of our family together,” Karen Westover, Troy Westover’s wife, told

Westover was then put on the donor’s list. Continue reading

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