In 2006, Stevie Beale was in a car accident which killed her best friend and paralyzed her from the waist down. In one fateful moment, she went from an athletic teenager who taught gymnastics to a paraplegic with a spinal cord severed.
After the accident, Stevie began picking up the pieces of her life and making the best of a bad situation.
She met Jared VanAusdale, her fiancé, through another friend who was in rehab. Jared helped Stevie with encouragement and support to withstand the grueling hours of rehab therapy. He was with her every step of the way.
When they were engaged, Stevie resolved to walk down the aisle on her wedding day. Her dream was recently fulfilled.
Stevie is a motivational speaker who helps others overcome traumatic experiences. She demonstrates with every step the blessing of simply walking.