Video: Paralyzed Dad Walks Daughter Down The Aisle in Derby

Video: Paralyzed Dad Walks Daughter Down The Aisle in Derby
Mon 23-05-2016

Paralyzed Chris Palmer thought about how he never would be able to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

But almost four years later, Mr Palmer has done just that. With the help of a £90,000 robotic device, the 55-year-old father walked down the aisle, at West Mill wedding venue, in Darley Abbey, alongside his daughter Heather handing her over to her fiance Christopher Halls.

"It's wonderful I can do this – it's fulfilling something that dads do," said Mr Palmer, who was told he would never be able to walk again in June 2012 after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. "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."