Quadriplegic man shares first dance with wife two years after wedding

By Samantha Luiz
19 October 2015

Somebody pass the Kleenex.

A Florida couple who exchanged vows in 2013 finally shared their first dance after the paralyzed groom stood up for the first time.

Their special moment comes six years since Joel Jackson was left paralyzed after his car struck a telephone pole in 2009.

The accident caused his spine to be disconnected from his head, paralyzing him from the neck down.

'When you can walk, I want you to dance with me'

"Nearly 6 years ago my husband’s family was told that ‘his quality of life would be…’ you can probably fill in the blank with any negative word you could imagine and it would suit the atmosphere of those days," wrote Joel's wife Lauren in a blog post.

Despite the change in Joel's quality of life, the couple started dating in 2012. A year later, they got married.

"When you can walk, I want you to dance with me," promised Lauren.

Six years on, the pair have finally had their first dance during Joel's physical therapy session.

"If I were a crier, this is where I would have been a hot mess. I was just in awe. It was one of those moments that took my breath away," wrote Lauren.

"When people say you can’t, it’s because they don’t understand God CAN! Joel’s quality of life might be different than what they would want for themselves, but I’m convinced it’s more rich and joyous than they could imagine. It is the little triumphs that our giant steps for us. And for the little things, I am grateful."

Sources: metro.co.uk, foxnews.com

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