TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVR) – A paralyzed bride kept her vow to walk down the aisle on her wedding day over the weekend.
Stevie Beale, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident seven years ago, worked for months to fulfilled her dream of walking down the aisle at her wedding.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the church as Beale’s determined spirit shined through as she made the long walk flanked by her father and trainer on Saturday, according to WTVG.
After the ceremony, Jared Vanausdale carried his bride down the aisle, excited to begin their future as husband and wife.
“I’m just so excited to finally be married and know that I’m marrying my best friend…,” said Beale. “I know we’re gonna laugh for the rest of our lives — and that’s what I was looking for so I’m so happy.”
Beale’s best friend, Bianna Mullinger, said she was extremely proud of her friend because of the strenuous work she put in to get to the point.
The pair’s friendship began three years ago when Mullinger lost her left leg in a train accident walking to Springfield High School.
Beale visited Mullinger at the hospital, which is also where she met her husband.
“It’s amazing to know that I introduced them and that they — at the beginning they were just friends — and they fell so madly in love,” said Mullinger. “I’ve never seen it like that before.”