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Martinsburg VAMC holds wedding ceremony for daughter of paralyzed Veteran

U.S. Army Veteran Jim Davis pictured here with daughter Chelsea on her wedding day at the Martinsburg VAMC.

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) consistently goes above and beyond for its Community Living Center (CLC) Veterans, always striving to provide the most home-like environment possible, and a wedding is no exception.

When U.S. Army Veteran James “Jim” Davis suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed and under full VA care, his daughter couldn’t imagine her wedding day without him by her side down the aisle.

“She’s very close to her dad,” said Rebecca Davis, mother of the bride. “It was important to her to ensure he was included.”

Medical center CLC staff jumped at the opportunity to help facilitate the wedding ceremony on campus so Davis could be present.

The bride and groom said their vows in the Times Square-themed common area of the fifth-floor community living center.

From the ceremony to the reception, every detail was purposefully planned and executed with much care. Staff pulled together to decorate the areas, ensuring that the couple had a full “once upon a times square” wedding experience.

“The staff were honored to share in this special moment,” said Stefany Sweadner, social worker. “Everyone involved had an important role in the event to make the ceremony memorable.”

The Martinsburg VAMC is proud to be the health care facility of choice for Mr. Davis and his family. Best wishes to the new couple!

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