The bride is always the center of attention at her wedding, but Abby Mershon of Minnesota was more than happy to share some of it with her very special flower girl.
Guests were probably expecting an adorable child in a puffy white dress to walk down the aisle tossing rose pedals. What they got instead was the bride's adorable 92-year-old grandmother tossing flowers as she sauntered down the aisle with her walker.
The crowd cheered as Georgiana Arlt, a grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 16, fulfilled her granddaughter's wish.
Abby said, "I always knew that my grandma would be involved, and I really wanted my grandpa to be my ring bearer as well, but he passed away a year ago. My husband and I asked her together to be our flower girl in front of our entire family. My grandma shrieked at the top of her lungs. It was so sweet. She kept screaming, 'I've never been in a wedding besides my own.'" (ABC News)
Some disabled people in New Hampshire will have more fun going to the beach this summer thanks to a non-profit group that’s donating beach wheelchairs.
The group Small Miracles in Life Exist (SMILE) is donating special floating beach wheelchairs to those with special needs throughout the state.
The chairs are a lot like lounge chairs. They’re comfortable, with five different sitting positions, and they float in water, allowing the user to enjoy the ocean without the risk of injury.
The mission of the group is to bring the joy of the beach to individuals with disabilities and they’re fulfilling this mission one special beach wheelchair at a time.
First real beach day of the year, and first time in the waves since the accident. I gave the #lashersport bt-x a workout in the surf. Glad i have such amazing friends that'll help me with whatever I want to try. Thanks nick and Abby ur help and encouragement gives me the confidence to try anything #beachwheelchair