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Tears and cheers as paralyzed CNY man Matt Ficarra walks down aisle with his bride

•, By Elizabeth Doran

The cheering and clapping started as Matt Ficarra, paralyzed from the chest down since 2011, walked into the hotel ballroom through a side door to await his bride for their wedding.

Family and friends of Ficarra and Jordan Basile, his soon-to-be wife, applauded as he walked alongside his father and then stood at the front of the room in the Doubletree Hotel in DeWitt.

Ficarra beamed as he waited for the bridal party, and let out an audible "wow" when he spotted his bride to be.

After Judge Ted Limpert pronounced Ficarra and Basile husband and wife in a 15-minute ceremony, Ficarra achieved his dream: He walked down the aisle alongside his new bride.

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