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Paralyzed man proposes on bended knee

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — A man was able to propose on bended knee even though he is a quadriplegic.

Joe Graham, 29, was able to propose to his girlfriend at Gaylord Hospital with the help of his team of physical therapists.

Graham broke his neck and crushed his vertebrae when he dove into a pool in July 2016.

According to Gaylord Hospital, he was told he would be on a vent his whole life.

Graham found out that his girlfriend, Tonya, was pregnant when he was in the ICU.

When Graham was transferred to Gaylord, he was motivated by the news of the baby to get off the vent and increase his strength to use both arms. He then asked his team of physical therapists to help him propose to Tonya.

The team was able to lower him into a lift and be bended on one knee.

Source: WFSB