Dad paralyzed a month before his wedding

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A Texas father has been paralyzed in a horrific accident that occurred while jumping into a pool feet first while playing with his young son.

He had planned to walk down the aisle next month to marry his fiancé but instead remains bedridden in a hospital.

Chris Stafford, of Richmond, Texas, was at a community pool with his fiancé, Madison Wusterhausen, and their 23-month-old son, Noah, when tragedy struck. A GoFundMe page set up on behalf of the young couple revealed that Stafford had jumped into the pool multiple times before, but that this time he said he couldn’t feel his legs afterward.

It is uncertain if Stafford will ever be able to walk again. The impact shattered his C7 vertebrae, and while he can use his upper extremities, he is paralyzed from the waist down.

The couple has since put their wedding on hold, with Stafford vowing to walk his fiancé to the alter in the future.

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