Wednesday 22 February 2017

Inspirational bride walks down the aisle after doctors feared she’d never walk again

Published 15/08/2016 | 13:46

Photo Credit: Love Stories By Halie and Alec. www.lovestoriesbyus.com
Photo Credit: Love Stories By Halie and Alec. www.lovestoriesbyus.com

A determined bride has defied the odds and walked down the aisle on her wedding day, despite fears that she’d never walk again after a tragic pool accident caused damage to her spinal cord.

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Jaquie Goncher (25) from Atlanta was involved in a swimming pool accident when she was 17 and doctors believed her to be paralysed from the waist down. However, the bride waled down the aisle and danced with her groom at her wedding in Georgia, USA this summer aft6er intensive physical therapy.

“Because of my blood pressure, I couldn’t stand for more than 30 minutes,” Jaquie told ABC News. “I knew I’d be able to walk down the aisle with help, but what I really wanted to be able to do was to stand at the wedding and dance at the wedding without the wheelchair.”

The 25-year-old wed her husband Andy (35) in May and said many of their guests were surprised she walked down the aisle, which made it particularly emotional.

“A few close friends I told but for the most part I wanted it to be a surprise.

 “I looked at the ground the entire time because I was so nervous and excited but I know from people that told me that there were a lot of tears.”

Photo Credit: Instagram @LoveStoriesByHalieandAlec
Photo Credit: Instagram @LoveStoriesByHalieandAlec

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