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Bella takes it all in her stride at family wedding

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A little girl with cerebal palsy - which prevents her from walking unaided - managed to walk down the aisle at her aunt’s wedding in Wilden.

Flower girl Isabella Luckett, aged four, used a specially-made harness attached to her dress and her father Gary Luckett, to enable her to walk down the red carpet with her dad and capture the hearts of all present at the ceremony held at St Nicholas’s Chruch.

Proud father Gary, a former pupil of Mark Rutherford School, Bedford, said: “Bella said she felt like a Princess, like Cinderella. She’s not stopped smiling.

“She had lots of fun wearing the harness and the enjoyed the freedom it gave her. She took it all in her stride. She’s got more stamina than me - she didn’t stop dancing at the reception!

“My wife and I were married in the church and Natalie was actually pregnant with Bella at the time so it was nice to come back. We are all so very proud of her. Our son Oliver aged nine also said he thought his little sister looked cute.”

The Rev Sheila Morton, who performed the marriage service, said: ”Isabella was so happy and determined to use the harness to walk down the aisle. She is such a lovely child and there is so much potential in her to be what she wants to be.

“I married her parents five years ago and when you get a disabled child you feel for the parents, but when you get a child with such a postive outlook it is fantastic. I think they are such a lovely family. The whole day was really great - we do a good wedding round here!”

Cerebal palsy is a progressive movement disorder that causes physical disability, affecting body movement.

To donate to SCOPE the cerebal palsy charity visit http://www.scope.org.uk/donate

 

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