Paralysed father uses robotic suit to walk daughter down the aisle
Chris Palmer was left paralyzed after battling cancer in 2012. He had one fear after becoming wheelchair bound, that he wouldn't be able to walk his daughter Heather down the aisle on her wedding day.
Speaking to The Sun he said, "When I lay in hospital after the operation, one of the first things I thought about was my daughter's wedding and how I wasn't going to be able to walk her down the aisle."
He added, "When I lay in hospital after the operation, one of the first things I thought about was my daughter's wedding and how I wasn't going to be able to walk her down the aisle."
And just last Saturday Chris managed to make his dream become a reality and walked Heather down the aisle. He got a loan of a state-of-the-art robotic suit, worth £90,000, that helped him do just that.
Watch the amazing moment Chris proudly walks his daughter down the aisle. Don't mind us as we grab a tissue for this.
Speaking about the special moment Heather said, "It is really overwhelming that my dad is able to walk me down the aisle. I feel really proud of him that he's come this far and am really grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way.
"We really struggled to find unique and stylish venues within the East Midlands that offer full disabled access. However, our experience with The West Mill team was completely different. They have been so understanding and helpful throughout the whole planning process."
She added, "There are a lot of people who are in my dad's position that don't know this is out there, and I want people to know if they have had an accident that is life-changing or have a disability, there are measures out there that would enable them to do things they might think they could never do.”
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