Life was pretty much perfect for 21-year-old Gina Springhower. She ran her own gymnastic business, earned solid grades in college and enjoyed an active social life. But one simple decision changed everything.
In March 2008, Gina got into a car with her friend who had been drinking. When the car jumped a curb and flipped over, Gina was launched out of the window and onto the pavement. She broke her back and became paralyzedfrom the waist down. Doctors said it was a miracle she survived at all.
Suddenly, this young, independent woman had become a “21-year-old infant.” But she pushed on. She spent nine months in therapy at CHI Rehabilitation Center at Immanuel, graduated college and returned to her job teaching tumbling. But because of her disability, Gina worried that no one would fall in love with her — until she met John, the love of her life.
On September 13, 2014, Gina and John got married in front of many friends and family members. But her guests had no idea that the same woman who spent six years in a wheelchair would do the unthinkable while heading down the aisle…
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