Daughters of dad with cancer wish for father-daughter dance - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

PAY IT FORWARD

Daughters of dad with cancer wish for father-daughter dance

(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)
  • SportsSportsMore>>

  • Austin's Kelly wins East Texas Open following playoff

    Austin's Kelly wins East Texas Open following playoff

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-07-15 02:28:52 GMT

    The East Texas Open ended in dramatic fashion as Scott Kelly drained a long putt to edge out Austin Smotherman in a one-hold playoff.

    More >>

    The East Texas Open ended in dramatic fashion as Scott Kelly drained a long putt to edge out Austin Smotherman in a one-hole playoff.

    More >>
  • Player Spotlight: Whitehouse Wildcat Cameron Cantrell

    Player Spotlight: Whitehouse Wildcat Cameron Cantrell

    Sunday, September 24 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-25 03:46:23 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    On Friday night,  Whitehouse wildcat Cameron Cantrell racked up 4 touchdowns and 194 receiving yards.  The Texas Tech commit was quarterback Jake Clemons' one and only target in the end-zone. .  Whitehouse beat Sulphur Springs 28-6.   Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    On Friday night,  Whitehouse wildcat Cameron Cantrell racked up 4 touchdowns and 194 receiving yards.  The Texas Tech commit was quarterback Jake Clemons' one and only target in the end-zone. .  Whitehouse beat Sulphur Springs 28-6.   Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • ‘Jacks Improve to 2-0 in Southland with 20-10 Road Win over Abilene Christian

    ‘Jacks Improve to 2-0 in Southland with 20-10 Road Win over Abilene Christian

    Sunday, September 24 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-09-25 03:14:36 GMT
    SFA AthleticsSFA Athletics
    SFA Athletics Release  The Stephen F. Austin football team sits at 2-0 in Southland Conference play after an impressive 20-10 road victory over Abilene Christian Saturday night inside the brand new Wildcat Stadium. The win is the Lumberjacks’ (2-2, 2-0 Southland) second consecutive and first road victory of the season. For the first time in 2017 SFA outgained its opponent, racking up 414 total yards of offense compared to 328 by the host Wildcats (1-3, 1-1 Southland). T...More >>
    SFA Athletics Release  The Stephen F. Austin football team sits at 2-0 in Southland Conference play after an impressive 20-10 road victory over Abilene Christian Saturday night inside the brand new Wildcat Stadium. The win is the Lumberjacks’ (2-2, 2-0 Southland) second consecutive and first road victory of the season. For the first time in 2017 SFA outgained its opponent, racking up 414 total yards of offense compared to 328 by the host Wildcats (1-3, 1-1 Southland). T...More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A Valley woman wants more than anything to have her father someday walk her down the aisle, but an aggressive form of cancer is robbing her of that dream.

"It's the absolute worst thing. My dad is my best friend. He's my absolute best friend. I don't really know how to function without him, to be honest," Amanda Kahler said.

Her father, Joseph Kahler, was diagnosed with appendix cancer two years ago and no one can say how much time he has left.

Joseph Kahler has bravely endured many experimental treatments to maximize his time with his family.

"We had to come to terms with the fact that our dad probably wouldn't be around to walk us down the aisle, so we wanted to have that dance with him so that later in our future, we could have that at our weddings," Amanda Kahler said.

They decided to host a fundraiser for cancer research that would celebrate their dad's life and include a father-daughter dance.

Amanda Kahler's friends are paying it forward to her and, with the help of CBS 5 Pay It Forward program, presented her with $500 for the event.

The $500 won't go very far in securing a venue, a D.J. and a caterer, but her friends hope others might be touched by her story and want to help also.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • PAY IT FORWARDDaughters of dad with cancer wish for father-daughter danceMore>>

  • SIDEBAR: Pay It Forward

    Nominate someone for Pay It Forward Pay It Forward stories archive Paul's Car WashMore >>
    Nominate someone for Pay It Forward Pay It Forward stories archive Paul's Car WashMore >>
Powered by Frankly