Bride dances at wedding after being told she’d never walk or talk again
By Tom Campbell and Katie Heslop via SWNS
A bride who was told she would never walk or talk again after falling into a coma and having a leg amputated was able to dance with her new husband at their wedding.
Amy Peterson, who has suffered a host of health problems, said she feels “wonderful” after tying the knot with her fiancé Ben on Halloween.
“I know quite a lot of people who have been in hospital, there was a lady next to me that had an amputation a couple of months ago," Amy said.
“I want them to know there’s a happy ever after.”
Over the past four years, the 32-year-old had all her teeth removed and fell into a coma for five days after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Doctors warned there was a high chance Amy would be brain-damaged when she woke up and not be able to walk or talk again.
To make matters worse, last April, Amy's right leg was amputated below the knee after an ulcer in her foot became infected and began affecting her kidneys.
Yet, Amy did not let any of her health issues get in the way of marrying her boyfriend of five years at Archbishop’s Palace in Maidstone, England.
The newlyweds then went on to celebrate with a “spooky reception” at their local - The Fox Pub, in nearby Barming.
When Amy woke from her coma at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in 2017, she was met by Ben holding her hand but did not know how many days had passed.
Despite doctors saying she would suffer brain damage and probably never walk or talk again, she battled back and recovered.
But four months later, all her teeth had to be removed after repeated infections in her gums.
Asked how she felt about her operation, Amy said: “I don’t really get conscious of my looks. I am not a girly girl.
“I have always looked at life that there’s always someone worse off than you.”
While coming to terms with having her leg amputated, Amy says not being able to climb the hill to her home by herself is frustrating.
On her special day, she traveled up the aisle in a wheelchair, decorated with fake cobwebs and other Halloween-themed objects. Her Halloween-themed wheelchair was donated by two local pubs in Maidstone.
But she was able to stand at the altar with Ben using a stool to rest her leg upon.
She was also able to dance with Ben and her father using the stool to prop her up.
Amy said about marrying Ben:“It feels wonderful."
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