Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorne (R-NC) married fiancee Cristina Bayardelle in a private ceremony with family and friends over the weekend.
“Marrying Cristina Bayardelle, now Cristina Cawthorn, is the greatest honor, privilege, and adventure of my life. I am so grateful to celebrate this occasion surrounded by so many friends and family.”
Cawthorne was able to stand during the ceremony despite being paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident when he was 18.
His wedding occurred seven years to the day from that car accident.
He spent months learning how to kneel so that he could propose, he said.
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