A woman’s biggest dream is to follow the path to the rest of her life as she walks down the aisle while the love of her life is watching her. Jaquie Goncher dreamt about it too, but she was paralyzed when she was 17 years old.
Jaquie broke her neck and suffered a spinal cord injury while diving into a pool, and she has been in a wheelchair ever since. But 8 years later, after struggling to regain her sensibility and her ability to walk, after investing most of her time in physiotherapy and gyms, she managed to leave the chair behind for one night, as she got to marry the love of her life and to walk toward him while he anxiously waited on the other side of the avenue.
Goncher says that she had been able to stand up before and even take a few steps, but she never got to walk such a long distance. Fortunately, on her wedding day, she overcame that and even got to dance with her better half.
“I danced all night,” she said, as she mentioned that both she and her husband were amused by the accomplishment.
She looked so beautiful.
She got to be surrounded by people that loves her very much.
This moment is everything to me. My grandfather has played the "dad" role in my life since I was about 3 years old. I looked up to him so much and just thought he was superman. He was a hard working man and could absolutely fix anything that needed fixin'. When he had his strokes, it changed him, both physically and mentally. It's been so hard to watch him struggle with his new "disability." All he wants to do is be able to help his grandbaby like he used to. I know this moment made him feel useful and needed once again. ❤️ Thank you @lovestoriesbyhalieandalec for capturing such a priceless gift. #asentimentalbride
They are so meant to be together.
Definitely the cutest couple.
Her excitement is overboard (so sweet!).
This is definitely the highlight of the story.
She looks so unbelievably happy, and she deserves it.
Guys, we got our wedding photos back from @lovestoriesbyhalieandalec and I'm not even sorry for the amount of photos I'll be posting from now until forever. I have no words for how beautifully they captured everything. All I can say is thank you, my heart is full. ❤️ Thank you to everyone who made this wedding my dream wedding. ❤️ #asentimentalbride
We are so very proud of you, Jaquie. You are an inspiration. We hope you guys the best of lucks and a lifetime of happiness.
Truth be told, I was kinda nervous when I went to go ask Jaquie if she'd be okay with walking down the stairs for their first look. But when I asked her, she gave me this look like "girl. I've got this." and she was able to walk down the stairs completely by herself and got the best reaction from her groom.
Source: CTV News