A bride and groom's first dance is always an important wedding event - but for Jaquie Goncher, from Georgia, it was truly monumental.
At the age of 17, Jaquie was paralysed after a dive into a pool went wrong and has spent much of the eight years since in a wheelchair, notes WGNTV.
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When her now-husband proposed last summer, she set her sights on being able to walk down the aisle, stand during the ceremony, and take the traditional spin on the dance floor. And against staggering odds, she attained every one of those goals.
Preparation involved intense physical therapy and a challenging core strengthening regime she performed at home.
Throughout the exhausting preparations, she kept her efforts and hopes a secret as she wanted to surprise her guests.
And on May 22, that is exactly what she did.