Aug 17, 2016

Paralized Bride Surprises All The Guests At Her Wedding (19 pics)

By on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bride Jaquie Goncher, 25, had a swimming accident at the age of 17 and became paralyzed from her neck down. Doctors told her that she would probably never walk again… Well, she proved them wrong.

The first years of therapy were extremely hard for Jaquie. Being an athlete her whole life she was having a hard time realizing she couldn’t do even the smallest of exercises
“The first time I decided to go back to the gym, I got on a stationary bike. My legs wouldn’t be able to push it fast enough and the machine would turn off,” said Jaquie

“I got so upset that I put my head down on the machine and I just started to cry”

It took her a long time to find the strength and the incentive she needed to go back to the gym

“On your wedding day, everybody’s looking at you, so you want to feel the most beautiful. I totally believe you can be bomb in a wheelchair, but I didn’t want to be defined by that”

When Jaquie approached the ceremony with her mom and grandfather on each side, no one was surprised to see her in a wheelchair

But soon all the guests were stunned when she stood up and started walking down the aisle 8 years after the accident

Although the groom Andy Goncher already knew about the surprise, he could not hold back his tears

Almost everyone was crying, it was such an emotional moment

Only one year ago Jaquie could not be on her feet for more than 30 minutes because of her low blood pressure

Now she was able to stand through her whole 45 min wedding ceremony and for the most part of her 5 hour long reception

The couple literally had their first dance as they have never danced together before

Jaquie relied on her husband during the wedding: “He was my cane, because I would hold on to him the entire time”

The bride’s mom made sure to capture her daughter dancing again, so as a gift she hired a professional artist Kuhn to paint the heartwarming scene in watercolor

Jaquie looked radiant in her blush gown and mermaid green hair

“It’s been really emotional. Sometimes I don’t realize how miraculous it is that I am walking”

Jaquie aims to continue working as much as before the wedding, so she would be able to live without a wheelchair once more


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