After Months in the Hospital, 15-Year-Old Gets Surprise Visit From Her Boyfriend. Pure Happiness Ensues.
India Brainard had no idea her boyfriend, Daniel, was coming to see her.
The 15-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, was in the hospital for more than 50 days recovering from a dual hip replacement procedure and a femur re-alignment surgery, according to ABC News. So her dad, Donnie, set up a reunion between his daughter and Daniel. In the video below, while Donnie asks India who she’d most like to see that day, Daniel is wheeled into her room. Smiles erupt everywhere.
“The joy of knowing my child had been given the opportunity to feel the happiness at 14 of having a boyfriend, the butterflies, the excitement; this love is a gift that most never experience,” Donnie Brainard wrote in a blog post when India and Daniel first met. “Especially considering both of these kids are trapped in broken and painful bodies yet have found happiness in each other.”
If you’d like to help the Brainard family with medical expenses, visit their fundraising page here.