Dream Come True: Paralyzed Bride Walks Down the Aisle

October 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Wedding Planning Tips

Gina Giaffoglione stunned her relatives and friends when she walked down the aisle on September 13, 2014, arm-in-arm with her dad, Gary. She was injured six years ago in a car crash that left her paralyzed from the waist down. When her fiancé John Springhower proposed in 2012, the Iowa native accepted, with one condition: The wedding would have to wait.

After her life-changing accident, this former gymnast continued to coach students using her upper body strength. She was determined not to let her handicap stand in the way of her dream day as well. She endured a year and a half of strenuous physical therapy sessions with her father at CHI Health Rehabilitation at Immanuel Medical Center to make her secret wish come true. 

"When you can't feel anything, and you're doing something you used to do that you used to take for granted…it's a floating sensation you can't even explain. Everything just seems to feel so good at that moment," Gina tells KETV.

Watch Gina's hard work in action:

Congratulations to the happy newlyweds! 

—Stefania Sainato

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