Paralyzed Veteran Schemes Behind Bride’s Back, Then Surprises Her By Standing For First Dance.

A paralyzed veteran surprised his new wife with a dance at their wedding

It took Air Force veterans Kiersten Downs and Thomas Martineau three tries before they were finally able to get Thomas planned a special surprise for their first dance.

Thomas Martineau, 32, wanted to dance with his wife, Kiersten Downs, at their wedding, “even if that meant achieving the medically impossible,” the outlet reported.Martineau became paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident in 2008. Although he uses a wheelchair, he wanted to stand to dance with Downs.

Martineau, an Air Force veteran, didn’t want to dance in his wheelchair. So his friends built “a system of wires and pulleys” in the barn in Plant City, Florida, where their wedding reception took place in order to allow him to stand upright to dance.

Her wedding planner told Kiersten that Thomas was in the bathroom and would meet her on the dance floor. Then, Kiersten saw something she’ll never forget: her groom standing on the dance floor.

This moment meant so much to the bride because Thomas has used a wheelchair since 2008, when he was paralyzed from the chest down in a motorcycle accident.

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