Five year old Sophia Chiappalone was about to go under for a very risky open heart surgery for the third time. The operation was necessary because she needed to fix a heart defect. Before she went under the knife, she was asked by her parents what she wanted to do. Sophia had one request; she wanted to marry Hunter, her preschool sweetheart and her best friend, before the operation.
Sophia’s mom, Kristy Somerset-Chiappalone, then contacted the mother of the Hunter Laferriere, to ask her if there was any chance that Hunter would agree to Sophia’s request. Tracy Laferriere knew immediately that he would agree. According to Tracy, Hunter had insisted at their preschool graduation that they buy Sophia a dozen red roses, and he even insisted that they be red because it was her favorite color. He was willing to go the extra mile just to show Sophia how much he cared for her. So the parents of Hunter knew that he would agree to Sophia’s special request.
“Anything to make Sophia happy, Mommy,” Hunter told his mom. The best friend of Tracy, Marisa Balletti-Lavoie of Sassy Mouth Photography, volunteered to arrange a mock wedding photo shoot for the young pair. Both Sophia and Hunter were into the photo shoot, which produced some great shots of the adorable couple. Both families are hoping and praying that little Sophia does well in the operation so that she gets to live a long and happy life and actually gets married to Hunter for real one day.