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Marvin Switzer wanted nothing more than to be a part of his daughter’s wedding. But he was stuck in a Toronto hospital, waiting indefinitely for a donor to replace his ailing heart.
Knowing that the chances of getting a donor and surviving were slim, Switzer, 55, asked a social worker if there was a small conference room where he could hold his daughter’s ceremony.
A few chairs would be all he needed, he told her.
Switzer never got his small conference room.
Instead, staff at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre took matters into their own hands and transformed the hospital’s atrium into a grand winter-themed wedding hall for his daughter’s ceremony.
Then two days after the wedding, to Switzer’s disbelief and surprise, …