Quadriplegic Woman on the Love Behind Her 31-year Marriage

Quadriplegic Woman on the Love Behind Her 31-year Marriage

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Joni Eareckson Ken Tada FB-portraitJoni Eareckson from Agoura Hill, California, has been wheelchair-bound since the age of 17, after severing her spinal cord in a diving accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down.

She met able-bodied Ken Tada in her early 30s. She jokes that she knew Ken was the one when he willingly changed her urine bag on the first date.

Recalling the incident, she told True Woman: ‘As Ken was emptying my bag on [a] tree . . . he started humming this little ditty: “Where Joni goes, nothing grows.” Right away, I thought, Here is a man I could like. [He] had a real sense of humor about my disability.’

(READ the story, w/ photos from the Daily Mail)

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