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So Inspiring! Paralysed Bride stuns Wedding Guests as she walks Down the Aisle



Gina SpringhowerWith all that is happening in the world, stories like this inspire us so much! After a bad car accident, athletic Gina Giaffoglione was tragically paralysed from the waist down. That means she cannot feel her legs and cannot walk. Since her accident, Gina has had to use a wheelchair to move around each day.

After her fiance John Springhower proposed in 2012, 27 year old Gina set her mind on a seemingly impossible goal…walking down the aisle.

Her fiance, her dad Gary and close family knew about the plan but all the other guests were in for a major surprise! People Magazine reports;

Gina went through months of physical therapy at CHI Health Rehabilitation Center at Immanuel Hospital to make this wish come true, and managed to keep her progress a secret the entire time.

After a year and a half, Gina learned to straighten her body and walk with a brace and crutch. Prosthetics specialists with the Hanger Clinic then redesigned the bride’s bulky leg brace, so she could covertly hide it under her wedding gown.

On their wedding day, tears flowed as everyone watched the bride walk down the aisle hand-in-hand with her dad and then say her vows to her husband, standing up.

Watch the video by KETV NewsWatch 7 below!

This reminds us to value the simple things and never give up!


  1. Sylvonce

    October 6, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Whao! So touching. Determination is d key focus and u wil def get there…


    October 6, 2014 at 10:13 am

    So many things in life are taken for granted.Going through surgery for breast cancer,chemotherapy and the effect makes me appreciate life the more.Grateful Lord for a second chance.


      October 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm


    • Didi

      October 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      God bless you Olajumoke!! The lord will perfect all he has started in your life. You will give testimony of his greatness. Stay Strong, get well soon, God is your strength!

    • Owelle

      October 6, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      You are blessed my dear. I’m happy u survived

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 6, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      I thank The Lord with you, luv. And pray that the remission will be a permanent testimony all through this new half of your life.

    • Carliforniabawler

      October 7, 2014 at 12:16 am

      Wow!! Congrats!!

    • Ayoka

      October 8, 2014 at 3:13 am

      God bless and keep you through the surgery and your recovery.

  3. AD

    October 6, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Awwwwwww…. this brought tears to my eyes.

    She found a very handsome man too. God bless their union.

  4. Becca

    October 6, 2014 at 10:54 am

    So yeah, I cried, this was beautiful

  5. Osarhiemen

    October 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Awwwwwww….so touching. I’m happy for her,she found true love and she loves him enough to try to make their wedding day look as normal as it should be. God bless them. Nigerians can’t love like this tho.

    • nanagav

      October 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      who says Nigerians can love like this, your mentality is one on the reasons you might never find someone who love you as much as this … mischewww


    October 6, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Wow! Make no bones about it – the power of determination is without parallel!!!

  7. S!

    October 6, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Please since she said she can’t feel anything from the navel down, can she feel anything if she attempts having sex? Or there’s no sensation at all?

  8. yeancah

    October 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    this has taught me to be appreciative of things that seems so little yet worth being thankful for… the bride looks so pretty, her story touched me…

  9. Akpo 'Diddie Uyeh

    October 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    wow..this is inspiring #there’s a lot to achieve when u set your mind to

  10. Grown Woman

    October 6, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Our God always works in miracles.HML to her n the Hubby
    @Olajumoke, May God be with you through these hard times.You will be healed IJN.

    • me

      October 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm


  11. chinco

    October 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Woohoo go physical therapy…I really love my profession…its all about giving hope

  12. ACE

    October 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm


  13. Queen1

    October 6, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Amazing story. This reminds me of my own ordeal 4 years ago too. Broke every bone on my left side in a terrible accident, arm, ribs and leg. Had to go through so much physio to learn to walk and use my hand again. It made me appreciate the little things we take for granted. Like being able to run to catch my train to being able to get up unaided in the morning. Those were dark days but thank God for his mercies. I can walk and use my hand today.

    • jane

      October 7, 2014 at 3:09 am

      AMEN! My sister,May God renew your joy every day. Thank you for sharing

    • Lee

      October 7, 2014 at 11:21 am

      God bless you… May God really bless you… your comment just gave me hope…. God bless you…

  14. vivi

    October 7, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Thank You,Jesus

  15. happychick

    October 8, 2014 at 11:15 am


  16. Luxury Apartments Girl

    December 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Good for her! This is such an inspirational story.

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