WATCH: Paraplegic veteran surprises bride with wheelchair-free dance
FISHERS, Ind. — Sgt. Joe Johnson pulled off a wedding surprise his wife, Michelle, will never forget.
He joined her for their first dance without a wheelchair.
Johnson, 27, suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident shortly after returning from serving in Afghanistan.
According to The Daily Mail, he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after his duty and rode motorcycles for the rush. He cannot feel anything below his chest and is confined to a wheelchair.
Michelle is a wedding planner and had everything planned — except for one thing she didn’t know about.
Johnson and his friends created a harness that allowed him to stand for their first dance.
“If you know Joey, he cannot keep a secret. But he made my dreams come true and I never knew how special our day would really be,” said Michelle, according to Daily Mail.
The wedding was in June, but the video of the special moment is getting noticed now after the couple did a recent interview on a national news show.AlertMe