The father-daughter dance is a sweet tradition that means a lot to most brides. But to Laura Ferrarone it meant more than you can imagine.
As a young child, Laura had been diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that slowly stole away her ability to walk and run, until finally, she was reduced to using a wheelchair at the age of 13.
Despite the difficulties such a condition imposed on Laura, she had a happy childhood. And it was all thanks to wonderful parents who instilled self-confidence and a strong will in their daughter.
When 25-year-old Laura wanted to travel with her friends, her parents sent her off to California for her birthday, trusting their disabled daughter to take care of herself.
When at 27, Laura met Vince, a man who suffered from a similar condition, and decided to marry him, they supported her decision.
So, of course, when Laura asked that her father dance with her on her wedding day, her parents decided that they would find a way.
Bob Ferrarone had always been light on his feet and it pained him that his baby girl couldn’t experience the joy of dancing too. But on this occasion, he resolved to put aside his bitterness against fate, and do something for Laura that would make her wedding day memorable.
He came up with dance steps that would allow him to move on the floor with Laura in her wheelchair. It took a lot of practice, but when they finally put on the show for their guests on the big day, there wasn’t a single dry eye in the audience!
There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that this dance was everything a bride could wish for.
Bob held Laura’s hand in one hand and controlled the movement of the wheelchair with the other. The steps were gentle but perfectly timed, and Bob expertly maneuvered Laura across the floor as they danced to the rhythm of Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish.”
The song said everything a father’s heart would want to say to his daughter, but the happiness on the faces of both parent and child made all words unnecessary in that moment.
We don’t think we’ve ever seen a father-daughter dance done better.
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