Photos of 5-year-old Sophia Chiappalone who wants to marry her best friend before her 4th heart surgery has since gone viral on social media.

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Sophia who is from Connecticut, USA is the same as every other kid - a bright, bubbly girl with a huge smile on her face... However, not everyone knows that this little girl is a true warrior.

She was born with a genetic heart defect and wasn't expected to live past 2 years old. Nevertheless, Sophia defied all odds.

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Since she was a baby, Sophia had been in and out of the hospital. Now she's getting ready to go under the knife again for her fourth open-heart surgery.

But before that happens, the girl wanted one of her dreams to come true - "She wished to have a dream marriage ceremony and "marry" her best friend, Hunter."

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Sophia's mom, Kristy then got the permission of Hunter's parents and staged a "marriage ceremony photo shoot" for the 2 youngsters.

And now the beautiful and courageous girl is prepared for another fight for her dear life.

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