Dads of girls have a few perks to their job: they get to be someone’s hero, they get to be their kid’s first love, and, when the time comes, they get to be the one to present their daughter to their forever love – and get a special dance at the wedding ceremony to commemorate it.
When Bruce Walton’s daughter, Harmony, was planning her wedding, the former Dallas Cowboys lineman knew nothing would stop him from sharing that special moment with his daughter – not even the physical limitations he faced after a traumatic brain injury in 2017.
Bruce ended up with a severe case of pneumonia in 2017 that caused him to become seriously ill. One evening, he collapsed at home and suffered a traumatic brian injury that left him in a medically induced coma for four months.
The injury and coma left lasting effects on Bruce. Since waking up, he relies on a walker to get around and a cochlear implant since his hearing was severely impaired.
Harmony had worried that the injury would mean she wouldn’t get to share the treasured father/daughter dance with her dad. But, Bruce had other plans in mind.
Bruce picked the song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” for their dance, a song he knew by heart and could sing along with Harmony, despite not being able to actually hear the music. He also dressed up his walker for the occasion and swayed back and forth with his daughter, as she worked to hold back tears during the touching moment.
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According to Bruce, “It was very emotional for us both. I had zero rhythm with my dance moves but I didn’t care. It was one of the most beautiful moments of my life, freeze framed in my mind forever.”
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