A man with multiple sclerosis, whose progressive disease had left him in a wheelchair, set a goal of being able to dance at his upcoming wedding.
It was a moment friends might be forgiven for fearing they might not see – their MS stricken pal dancing on his wedding day.
But for Phillip Longley, 36, it was something he was to desperate to achieve.
Phillip from Pudsey in Leeds, used to work as a car dismantler but in January 2008 he was diagnosed with rapidly progressive Multiple Sclerosis .
He said: “Over the last six years I have gone from being able to walk of my own accord, to using walking aids, to now residing mostly in a wheelchair.”
Due to get married in April 2013, Phillip had the goal of being able to dance unaided with his new bride, so he focused on strengthening his legs in the gym.