Warren Nelson, sustained a spinal cord injury a few years ago in early 2016, but he did not let that stop him from pursuing his dreams. Following his injury, he became very dedicated to recovery. He began therapy at Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group in Rockford and then transferred to the Traverse City location upon opening of the clinic. He currently attends twice per week, and also trains at Barwis on other days.

Warren met Ci’onna in March of 2017 while she worked for his family at BC Lanes. “She avoided me the first few weeks after I met her”, he chuckles. They began dating shortly after. On August 10, 2019 they tied the knot at Castle Farms. Warren stood for the entire ceremony, a full half hour and walked her down the aisle. “It’s hard to walk in a tux,” he said with a smile, not to mention there was a little bit of uneven turf with the brick terrain. Warren says he doesn’t have much for words, but he is so glad that it worked out. The weather turned out nice, a perfect 70 degrees. He had been working hard on this goal in therapy for a while. He wanted to be able to stand for his wedding ceremony and walk Ci’onna down the aisle. Take a look at his wedding video on our Facebook page. Thank you Warren for sharing your wedding day with us and being an inspiration to many.