Quadriplegic Dad Dances After 17 Years, At Daughter’s Wedding

Paul Martin was always the life of the party. But when a December 1998 car accident left him quadriplegic as well as killing his son Ryan, Martin swore off dancing forever.

After the accident Brittany accepted that she could no longer dance around the house with her dad — but she didn’t lose hope that one day she would dance with him at her wedding.

In anticipation of exchanging vows with Romain Dejean, 28, Brittany approached her dad about sharing a wedding dance. At first he was reluctant, concerned how he would look. Then Brittany found an organization that offered to help.

He couldn’t get enough. Once the dance floor was opened up, he wheeled right back onto it and started busting a move to his favorite song, “Runaround Sue.”