When a young woman is severely injured in a car accident just one month before her wedding, no one knows if she’ll ever walk again, let alone get married. From This Day Forward is the inspiring memoir of Pat Velte’s life as a wheelchair-bound wife, parent, and working mom. It takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the 1950s and 60s, before the word disabled was even invented. Crippled was the label most commonly used at the time. It meant that you weren’t a part of normal society, but don’t tell that to Pat. She not only led a normal life, she led an extraordinary one.