Mom With MS Shares Heartwarming Dance With Son At Wedding
For most mothers, the traditional mother-son wedding dance is an extremely special and poignant one. Mother-son dance is a wedding tradition and it is always a heartwarming moment but for Amy Winn, the moment was especially emotional.
Amy Winn, an Ohio resident, was diagnosed with MS nearly two decades ago. Her son, Stephen, got married in May 2016, and she was able to share a special moment with him when they had a beautiful dance together. Amy’s family is currently raising money to pay for a treatment that could greatly improve her quality of life. The fundraising page can be found at: youcaring.com/amywinn.
In this powerful video, Amy who is confined to a wheelchair, was able to dance with her son Stephen on his wedding day. Surrounded by friends and family, Stephen picked his mom up out of her wheelchair and they held each other for a few precious moments. For Amy Winn, the moment she took to the dance floor was all that and so much more. It was a chance to show her family and friends her unbelievable strength in the face of a grave illness. The nearly impossible task came true because her family knew that there must be a way to incorporate Amy into their nuptials and make the mother-son-dance happen - after all, they are many emotional YouTube videos showing mothers in wheelchairs being rolled around on dance floors during weddings. During the dance, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
MS is an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system, i.e. the spinal cord and brain. When a person has an autoimmune disease, their immune system, which is meant to attack bacteria and viruses, starts attacking their own body. In the case of MS, the fatty layer around nerve cells (called myelin) is damaged, which ultimately results in damage and inflammation.