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Mom With ALS Shares Tear-Jerking Dance With Son At His Wedding In Heartwarming Video
A heartwarming video of a mom with ALS dancing with his son spread through social media like wildfire for all the right reasons.
The viral video shows the groom, Zak Poirier, helps his mom, Kathy, live her dream of sharing a beautiful dance with him despite being unable to stand up on her own. She was diagnosed with ALS in 2019. The 28-year-old lifted and held his mother in his arms with the help of his twin brothers, Nick and Jake, as they gently mingled on the dance floor.
“I was just so devastated that I wasn’t going to be able to dance with him,” Kathy told The Epoch Times. “We talked about it, and I really wanted to make it happen.” The 55-year-old mother, proud of her sons, said she visualized as she danced with Zak ahead of his big day. “I was very worried the day of the wedding… it was very emotional, but I wouldn’t have done it any other way,” she said. Kathy also faces difficulties with her breathing because of the progressing disease, but she still hasn’t lost her voice.
Kathy revealed that during her dance her three sons were whispering comforting words throughout the whole dance. “We’ve got you, Mom, don’t worry. We can do this,” Kathy recalled. Being able to share the special moment with her family at the wedding was truly special for her, she added. “I had a hard time keeping my tears at bay, but it felt great,” she said. “It felt liberating to get up and have a moment like that with my son at a milestone in his life. It was just beautiful.”