This article originally appeared on Shine Canada.
Some brides stress over finding the perfect centerpiece. This bride just wanted to walk down the aisle.
Seven years ago, Stevie Beale, then 17, was in a horrific car crash that left her paralyzed from the waist down.
Her back was broken, her spinal cord severed. The Toledo, Ohio, teen lost all feeling in her legs. Her best friend died in the crash.
In the first months following the crash, she worried that her life was over.
"I thought I was doomed to my parents' house, to never have a boyfriend or never get married," she tells Today. "I thought I was going to sit at home and rot away."
With the help of intensive physical therapy, Beale began to dream again.
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And this past Saturday, Beale, now 24, kept a promise she made to herself during rehab: she walked down the aisle on her wedding day.
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