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Disabled woman ties the knot

Jade and Andy cotton on their wedding day

Jade thought her disability would mean she’d never have the opportunity to tie the knot, but she was completely wrong.

Things started to look promising after she met Andy Cotton though an online dating service. Now, three years later, the couple have said ‘I do’ at a wedding ceremony in Birmingham.

Jade – who has cerebral palsy epilepsy and scoliosis – told The Express: "Everyone around me didn't think I would get married at all because I was disabled.

"I didn't think I would meet a man that would take me for who I was and not for what I was.

"What can I say, everyone was crying at the wedding.

"It was a really emotional day."

Andy said: "I care for Jade but she also does a lot for me too.

"She wakes up with a smile every single day. It's brilliant. What more can anyone ask for?

"Meeting Jade has made me realise it's the little things in life that matter in the end. She has had a huge impact on me."

The pair started chatted on in 2015. Things developed and two years later Andy popped the question.

Mrs Cotton, added: "Some people are not open minded about disabled people.

"I would like disabled people to know that they can do normal stuff like getting married to an able bodied person.

"I would like able bodied people to know that disabled people are human too."

Jade and Andy’s first dance was Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’.

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