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True Love: Woman Travels Across The Atlantic To Marry Paralysed Man She Met Online

Nicole met Dean a dating site, which she joined for fun. The pair said they 'just clicked' and quickly fell in love.

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Nicole Joseph, a 44-year old mother of three, is moving to America to marry a paralysed lonely man she met on a Facebook game called 'Hot or Not'.

Beauty therapist , Nicole said she signed up to the dating site for fun - but fell for wheelchair-bound Dean Wulfekuhle.

According to her, she  'just clicked' with the 42-year-old bachelor as they chatted over the internet every day.

Nicole said: "It was just a chance, random meeting online. I was only on the Hot or Not game for one day, it was kind of one of those meant-to-be scenarios. I can't explain it - we both just hit it off straight away."

Over the next two years Nicole visited Dean nine times at his home in Minnesota where he works as a life coach.

Quadraplegic Dean was upfront about his "challenges" and immediately explained to Nicole that he spends his life in a wheelchair.

He explained that his disability affects the lower part of his body but he has some movement in his torso and arms.

Nicole said: "I think he expected me to run a mile when he told me that - but it made no difference to my feelings for him.

"When I met Dean in person the first thing I thought was that he was quite a hunk," she said.  "The only thing that was different to what he'd said is that his eyes were far bluer than I expected."

Dean told Nicole how his hopes of having a family were ended when he was left paralysed by a spinal injury in a car accident in 1993.

But after meeting Nicole on the internet dating game his dream finally came true.

Nicole and her three daughters - Ffion, 16, Imogen, 15, and Mollie, 13 - have all started a new life in America with the girls enrolling at a high school in Minnesota.

Nicole said: "Some of our friends and family members on both sides were concerned at first. But we knew from that first in-person meeting that we were both sincere."

The couple tied the knot in a beautiful lakeside ceremony in June 2010.

Nicole's three daughters were bridesmaids at the traditional white wedding and said it was the "happiest day of her life."

She said: "It was a real dream come true to marry such a strong and determined man, he truly is my best friend and a wonderful father to our three girls."

They were joined by friends and family from America and the UK to celebrate their nuptials in Dean's hometown of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota where Nicole now lives. 

Dean said he had never let his disability get in the way of leading a full and active life.

He said: "I feel very lucky - it was my dream to have a family and I got it."

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