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    Thursday, August 8 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-08-08 22:06:42 GMT
    A Toledo woman will take some very big steps this weekend.  It's her wedding day and the steps themselves are the things she worries about the most. Stevie Beale was paralyzed in a car accident 7 years
    A Toledo woman will take some very big steps this weekend.  It's her wedding day and the steps themselves are the things she worries about the most. Stevie Beale was paralyzed in a car accident 7 years ago.

Stevie Beale was paralyzed from the waist down after an accident as a teenager seven years ago, but that hasn't stopped her from living life to the fullest.

Saturday, she got married  and kept her promise to walk down the aisle at her wedding. It's a ceremony none of the wedding guests will ever forget.

Flanked by her father and her trainer, Stevie made the walk down aisle with the help of a walker. She worked for that moment for month.

She vowed to walk down aisle on her wedding day and she kept that promise as she became Mrs. Jared VanAusdale.

After the ceremony, Jared carried his bride back down the aisle to begin their future as husband and wife.

The sight of his bride moved Jared to tears.

"Seeing everything come together at that moment and seeing all the hard work pay off...Her in the dress and how beautiful she was...Just kind of overwhelming...tried to keep it together as much as possible."

Stevie's best friend Brianna Mullinger was thrilled. "I'm so proud of her. Seeing her walk down the aisle is probably the most important part. I lived it. It was amazing. She's worked so hard for it."

The friendship began three years ago when Brianna lost her left leg in a train accident while walking to Springfield High School. Steve visited Brianna at the hospital to lend support.

That gesture worked out well for Stevie, that's where she met her husband Jared.

"It's amazing to know that I introduced them." Brianna said. "At the beginning they were just friends and they fell so madly in love. I've never see it like that before."

The newlyweds are looking forward to a Hawaiian honeymoon.

 

 

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