After a horror crash, he finally got his wedding wish - 'I was able to walk down the aisle'

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Steven and Lauren prior to his accident.
Steven and Lauren prior to his accident.
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  • Steven Driver-Narron was determined to walk down the aisle at his wedding after being paralysed in a motorbike accident. 
  • In 2020, the bike Steven was travelling on was hit by a truck, leaving him with broken wrists, a broken pelvis and a brain injury.
  • With the help of an exoskeleton, he was able to make his wish a reality and walk down the aisle at his wedding.


Watch the heart-warming moment this man was able to walk down the aisle with his new wife after suffering a horror motorbike accident that left him paralysed and unable to talk.

Steven Driver-Narron, 33, from North Carolina, USA, was determined to walk down the aisle since learning to walk again following a motorbike crash.

In January 2020, Steven suffered a traumatic brain injury after a truck hit him while he was on his bike.

"I hit the ground really hard and ended up with two broken wrists, a broken pelvis, and my brain injury," he said. 

He was placed into an induced coma and had to learn how to eat, drink, walk and talk all over again. However, Steven accomplished his goal and was able to walk down the aisle with Lauren.

"I proposed to Lauren in 2019, and my only wish for our wedding was to be able to walk down the aisle with her. I used an exoskeleton from the local hospital, along with two therapists who volunteered their time to help me."

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Steven in the ICU following his accident.
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Steven during an EXO suit fitting.

Once a week, for nearly five weeks, Steven would practise walking with the exoskeleton.

"When I was able to make it down the aisle, I was so happy, and I sang the song to Lauren. It was such a special moment because she has cared for me every day since the accident and still does," Steven said. She helps push me, and I want to get better for her. I love her."

Lauren gave up her career to become Steven's caregiver after the accident. 

The couple, who have two sons, finally tied the knot this year after a three-year engagement.

"It was never a difficult decision to leave my career to look after Steven but rather an adventure," Lauren said. 

"I went with the flow when it came to our wedding; if it were just Steven and me, we would have been just as happy.

"Steven's only wish for the wedding was to walk down the aisle. I'm overjoyed he got the opportunity to do it and accomplished the one thing he talked about for months."

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Lauren and Steven during their dress rehearsal.
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Lauren and Steven walking down the aisle.

The special moment was also a surprise for wedding guests. 

"The look on other people's faces when they saw him walking down the aisle melted my heart. 

"For anyone that may find themselves in a similar situation, remember to take care of yourself so you can be the best version of yourself. This was the best advice I received shortly after the accident."

Source: CATERS NEWS AGENCY/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA


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