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Amputee walks for the first time at his wedding

Reported by: Ashley Claster
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Updated: 9/15/2013 10:06 pm
Thirteen years ago, Kevin Taylor broke his leg, then contracted a nerve disorder called RSD, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

"I didn't really think much about it. I was strong," Kevin said.

"Within 10 years he was in the hospital at least once a month," Kevin's mother Sue Taylor said.

Doctors told Kevin he was the worst case of RSD that they had ever seen. In 2009, they amputated Kevin's leg, leaving him bound to a wheelchair.

"The most remarkable thing about Kevin, is that with all that he's dealt with... he never complains," Kevin's best friend Brett Taylor said.

"The way I look at it, it can always be worse," Kevin said.

Last October, Kevin's life changed in one split second when he met his fiance, Kim Didway.

"I walked in, he turned and had grinned from ear to ear, and it was an instant connection," Didway said.

"The first time I saw her it was love at first sight," Kevin said.

Kevin's wheelchair did not matter. They fell in love.

"Him being in a wheel chair never phased her one bit," Brett said.

"I don't see the wheelchair, at all. I never have," Didway said.

"She looks at me like I'm not in a wheelchair. She looks past that point," Kevin said.

"It doesn't bother me because it's the person inside, not who they are physically," Didway said. "His heart makes up for any lack of limb that he has."

They are getting married at Caprock Winery. 

"He's the most amazing human being I've ever met in my entire life," Didway said.

What the bride does not know, is that Kevin has been going behind her back and taking physical therapy lessons. He actually learned how to walk. So, at their wedding, he is going to stand up and walk her down the aisle.

"When the preacher says everybody please stand, I'm going to stand up," Kevin said. "My groomsman is going to take my wheelchair from me. And I'm going to walk to her."

"It was just like love was the medicine he needed," Sue said.

With Kim as his medicine, he has gained the strength to learn to walk.

"I'm going to make it the best day of her life," Kevin said.

"I just saw him walk for the first time ever," Kim Taylor said. "I'm blown away.I about fell over backwards. I honestly did."

"From there on, I'm going to be out of this wheelchair," Kevin said.

Proof that unconditional love can make miracles happen.

"Nothing has stopped him before, but now that he's walking, there's nothing that is going to stop him. Nothing," Kim said.

The lesson? Be positive, love often, and make every day count.

"Live every day minute of every day like it's your last day," Kevin said.

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