Couple have their first dance six years after car accident

Joel Jackson's injuries were so bad that his head was disconnected from his body

Couple finally have their first dance six years after tragic car crash

This heartwarming video has emerged of a couple having their first dance - six years after a near-fatal car accident.

Joel Jackson, from Jacksonville, USA, was involved in a car accident in 2009 which internally disconnected his head from his body.

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His wife Lauren explained on her blog that doctors left little hope to his family about his recovery but that Joel kept fighting and was eventually sent home.

Years later, on October 1 2015, two years after their wedding, Joel was taking his first steps since the accident and could dance with his wife thanks to a harness.

"Joel and I have had our ups and downs over the last 11 years making our way back to one another, as this was not the life anyone would have planned or expected. But with each challenge, we are offered an opportunity to share our story and the hope by which we live," Lauren wrote online.