An American man who suffered the tragedy of being paralyzed by an accident, overcame hardship and succeeded in a wonderful marriage proposal.



On the 23rd local time, foreign media such as ABC, USA, introduced the story of Josh Smith, who was paralyzed under the chest by hitting his head while diving in the sea 7 years ago.



Mr. Smith was diagnosed at the young age of 23 that he would have to rely on a wheelchair for the rest of his life, but he did not break his will for life.

He went straight to a rehab center, where he spent several months in a wheelchair, learning to get used to his new life.




Less than a year after the accident, Mr. Smith was able to drive a disabled vehicle and enjoy sports.

It is even possible to get a job and work full-time.

But Mr. Smith also had a secret problem.

I was worried that I might not be able to fall in love with someone and get married.



Meanwhile, Mr. Smith met Grace Thompson in February 2020.

The two, who shared similar hobbies and interests, rapidly became close after spending a long time together at home due to COVID-19.




Mr. Smith fell in love and decided to spend the rest of his life with Mr. Thompson.

The first place Mr. Smith went to as he prepared for his marriage proposal was none other than a rehabilitation hospital.

It was to achieve the goal of kneeling before Mr. Thompson and handing him the ring.



With the help of a rehab, Mr. Smith was able to get out of his wheelchair wearing an 'exoskeleton suit' that strengthens his body.

On the day of the proposal, Mr. Smith knelt on the floor and held out the ring, and Mr. Thompson wept and accepted the proposal.




Mr. Smith then even stood up on his own two legs for the first time in seven years, astonishing Mr. Thompson and the whole family watching.



Thompson said, "I've never felt less attractive just because I was uncomfortable. On the contrary, out of all the men I've ever met, my current boyfriend is the only one I've been able to enjoy exercising with."



“I always wanted to get down on one knee and propose,” said Mr. Smith. “There were days when I was afraid that no one would love me, but now I know that everyone deserves to be loved and loved.”




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