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Paralyzed Dad Miraculously Walks Daughter Down The Aisle

posted: 10/16/15
by: Courtney Reimer

Get out the tissue box, because this one's a tearjerker: after Heather Duquette's dad, Ralph, was paralyzed by a battle with leukemia, both she and he had written off the possibility of him walking her down the aisle. But he was determined to do so, and following 10 months of intensive physical therapy, he did.

According to an interview with her local Maine TV station, WGME, Heather was not at all in on her dad's plan, which he conceived with the help of the wedding DJ.

Right before she was about to walk down the aisle, the DJ "accidentally" played the wrong song and then stopped, before switching to the correct one, which was all part of the plan so that dad Ralph Duquette could get in place to stand up out of his wheelchair.

"I was blown away and completely speechless," Heather told WGME. "All I could do was cry and hope and pray we made it safely."

As you'll see, he stumbles a bit in the beginning, but he makes it to the end of the aisle and we can't imagine there was a dry eye in the house after that.