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Mom Dies Day After Daughters Triple Wedding

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SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Three sisters from Snellville shared a very special memory with their mother when they got married in an emotional triple wedding ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Becky Swales wanted to live to see her daughters walk down the aisle. That wish came true, but she lost her battle to breast cancer early Monday morning.

Jodie, Sarah and Kaylie Swales said their vows to their fiances with their mom sitting in the front row. The sisters, who were all engaged, planned their triple wedding after learning she only had a few months to live. They were originally scheduled to wed on October 26.

But last week, doctors delivered the heartbreaking news that Becky's battle might be over in just a couple of weeks, so the girls decided to change their plans. They moved their ceremony up to Sunday afternoon-- ensuring that their mom would be there to see it.

"It's kind of bittersweet," Jodie Swales told FOX 5's Krista Littlefield before Sunday's ceremony. "We are happy that she's here, but this will probably be the last big thing that we do with her."

"It's awesome having her here, but it's hard having her suffer while she's here," said daughter Kaylie.

The girls' dad, Otis Swales, walked all three brides down the aisle. He says he relies on his faith.

"It's hard, but I'm proud of my daughters," he said. "I just pray God gives me strength to get through every day."

Becky Swales passed away Monday morning, the family said.

During the planning process, support for the Swales family poured in. They received donations to make sure their wedding was just what the sisters had always dreamed of, including a venue for the reception. The sisters say they'll still hold the reception as planned on October 26.

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