• Jaquie and Andy Goncher on their wedding day

VIDEO: Bride walks down the aisle after spending years paralysed

At the age of 17, sporty Georgia teen Jaquie Goncher suffered an accident in a swimming pool. She was left with such severe injuries, her doctors wouldn't even put a figure on her chances of walking again.


But after finding love with fiancé Andy, Jaquie decided to put all her energy into training herself to not just walk down the aisle on her big day, but to have a first dance with her new husband too.

She spent months on end undergoing gruelling physiotherapy, and rebuilding her core strength and stamina in order to prepare for the big day. 

“I was so nervous. Those entire moments leading up to it, I thought I was going to throw up,” said the bride. “After the wedding, we sat there and were like 'I can't believe we danced the entire wedding' – it felt normal. A lot of the times I'm in the wheelchair, so I can't interact with people… I felt normal for once.

“I just felt blessed. I've been walking through journey of healing for eight years… I had to put my faith in God – it reminded me of how far I have come.

Many congratulations Jaquie and Andy. We wish you both a long, happy and healthy life.



WATCH A VIDEO MONTAGE OF THE STUNNING BRIDE WALKING UP THE AISLE.


THE NARRATIVE FROM THE VIDEO MONTAGE...

“This once-paralysed bride aisle walked down the aisle and danced on her big day. Jaquie Goncher has been in a wheelchair since she was 17. After she suffered a spinal cord injury, doctors said her chances of walking again were very slim. But after spending years in physical therapy, and with help from her now husband, Andy Goncher, she worked extra hard in the months leading to the big day. At her wedding Jacqui was off her feet longer than she’d been since her accident.”


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