Paraplegic Vet Shocks Wife By Dancing At Wedding – WATCH VIDEO
On the heels of Veterans Day comes an uplifting story about a paraplegic veteran who got to dance on his wedding day. Sgt. Joey Johnson, who served in Afghanistan, surprised his bride on their wedding day by sharing a dance with her, without his wheelchair (video below). There was not a dry eye at the wedding.
Johnson met his wife at a country music concert in 2012, just four months before he became paralyzed. As a way to relieve his post-tramautic stress disorder from his time in Afghanistan, Johnson took up riding a motorcycle, but was involved in an accident that caused his spinal injury. Despite the physical demands that Johnson faces by not being able to feel anything from his chest down, his bride told ABC News, “We knew we were meant to be.” And in April 2013, Johnson popped the question.
The following year, the couple wed on June 28, a day before they both celebrated their mutual birthday. What’s more, Johnson’s wife Michelle already also shared the same last name. Clearly, as Michelle also told ABC, they were “soul mates.” She further noted that while her husband had to learn how to function differently, “Joey is still the same person, funny and loving guy he was before.”
And while Michelle runs a wedding planning business, she had no idea what was secretly being planned for her own wedding. Convinced by her mother and mother-in-law to go back to the bridal suite for a bit after she and her husband cut the cake, Johnson’s buddies put up a harness so that the bride and groom could share their first dance. Michelle recalled, “Everyone was crying in the room. It was so amazing to be eye to eye with him again and such a dream come true.” Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.