3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Is Flower Girl at Bone Marrow Donor’s Wedding: ‘It Was Very Special’

Skye Savren-McCormick (center) with Hayden Ryals and bridesmaids

Skye Savren-McCormick (center) with Hayden Ryals and bridesmaids
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On July, 29, 2016, Hayden Ryals helped save 2-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick’s life with a bone marrow transplant. Now, two years later, Ryals and Skye teamed up for another special day: Ryals’ wedding.

On June 9, little Skye served as the flower girl as Ryals, 26, wed Adrian Ryals in Hartford, Alabama. Talia Savren-McCormick and her husband Todd set off on the long journey from their Ventura, California home to Alabama just two days before the ceremony where, Savren-McCormick says Skye enjoyed every moment.

“It was so sweet and she was really excited to do it. I put her one the ground and she took one step and then took a giant handful of flowers and tossed them on the ground,” Savren-McCormick tells PEOPLE of now-3-year-old Skye. “It was very heartwarming. We’re so grateful to Hayden, she saved Skye’s life. She was really cute.”