Kirsty Brutnell, 24, managed dance at her wedding despite being struck down with paralysing spinal injury which doctors told her was incurable syringomyelia.
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She had been with her partner Adam, 28, for just 3 months when she woke one morning completely unable to use her legs.
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Doctors diagnosed Mrs Brutnell with incurable syringomyelia.
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Syringomyelia is a condition in which cysts growing on the spinal cord.
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In her case the cysts were growing perilously close to her brain stem and ruling out the possibility of surgery to remove them.
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By managing to walk down the aisle and enjoy her first dance Mrs Brutnell defied the expectations of doctors.
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