Amazing Moment Veteran Gets Out Of Wheelchair For First Wedding Dance
On his wedding day, Sgt. Joey Johnson gave something unforgettable to his new wife, Michelle.
Johnson gave his bride a first dance.
The 27-year-old Fishers, Indiana man has been confined to his wheelchair since a motorcycle accident took his mobility in 2012.
He’d picked up the hobby to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 10 months in Afghanistan.
After the accident, he was left unable to feel any sensation below his chest.
With the help of dedicated groomsmen, Johnson climbed into a specially made harness over the reception hall’s dance floor on his June 28 wedding day.
It suspended him, enabling the groom to enjoy a real first dance with bride Michelle Johnson.
She emerged from the bridal suite to see him “standing” in the middle of the dance floor.
Michelle, a wedding planner by trade, told ABC,
I kind of knew something was going on, but I really never knew what was to come…He made my dreams come true and I never knew how special our day would really be.
Everyone was crying in the room. It was so amazing to be eye to eye with him again and such a dream come true.