A 12-year-old from Melbourne has taken part in a wedding ceremony so her dying mum could watch her get wed.
Emily Buxton, 12, dressed in a white sparkly dress and carried a bouquet in the special event for her mum, Jane Buxton, 46.
Jane has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer that develops on the outside of the skin, and in January was given just months to live.
'Emily and I are determined to make the most of the time we have left together. So we decided to stage a photoshoot of all her milestones I'll miss, including her wedding day,' said Jane.
As Jane fixed Emily's veil, she wiped away tears from her eyes.
'It breaks my heart that I won't be there for the real thing, but now she'll know I'm always with her,' said Jane.
The pair also staged Emily passing her driving test and took a trip to Queensland where they rode theme park rides.
'She's the kind of mum who will do anything in the world to try and help anyone who needs it. I love her very much,' said Emily.
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