Paralyzed Father Uses Robotic Suit to Walk Daughter Down Aisle on Her Wedding Day

"It's fulfilling something that dads do," Chris Palmer said about the touching moment


After battling cancer in 2012, Chris Palmer was left paralyzed and feared he would never be able to walk his daughter Heather down the aisle.

“When I lay in [the] hospital after the operation, one of the first things I thought about was my daughter’s wedding and how I wasn’t going to be able to walk her down the aisle,” Palmer told The Sun.

But earlier this month, when Heather, 28, got married, his fears were put to rest.

Palmer received a state-of-the-art robotic suit called Rex, which was loaned to him by Rex Bionics. The staff at the company also taught him how to use the technology, which is worth over $130,000, according to the news outlet.

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“It is really overwhelming that my dad is able to walk me down the aisle,” the proud daughter told The Sun. “I feel really proud of him that he’s come this far and am really grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way.”

Looking back on the big day, Palmer said the moment was “wonderful.”

His daughter also said she wants people who are in her dad’s position to know that this amazing technology is out there.

“I want people to know if they have had an accident that is life-changing or have a disability, there are measures out there that would enable them to do things they might think they could never do,” Heather said.

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