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Spurned Bride Turns Wedding Into Party For Disability Group

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When her dream wedding was abruptly called off, one bride chose to turn her misfortune into a special opportunity for those with disabilities.

Michelle Marxen planned for a year for her nuptials scheduled for this Saturday in Fargo, N.D. But the day the invitations were supposed to go out, Marxen’s fiancé said he no longer wanted to go through with the marriage.

“He didn’t want to marry me. He said he didn’t love me anymore,” Marxen told WDAY.

At that point, however, it was too late to cancel the ballroom, band, flowers and other arrangments already contracted for the couple’s big day.

Instead of letting it all go to waste, Marxen is now donating her party to Creative Care for Reaching Independence, a local organization that provides services for people with disabilities, so that the group’s clients can have a Halloween celebration.

“What was supposed to be my special day will now be their special day,” Marxen said.

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Comments (10 Responses)

  1. Julie says:

    What a generous thing to do!

  2. Jene Wilson says:

    What a wonderful, selfless thing to do. Talk about turning lemons into lemonade!

  3. kerriemay says:

    Wow! What a great thing to do! Don’t worry, guys will be lining up to meet a sweet, caring young lady like you! I hope you find your true Prince Charming someday!:)

  4. beveanne harrold says:

    truly loving and giving of ms marxen to do this in her hour of sadness, i wish for her a life blessed with people who love her and it was genuinely his loss.

  5. Maria Hrabowski says:

    Wow!!!
    It is so refreshing to read that.
    Maria

  6. Joseph says:

    Turning tears to sunshine!

    My kind of girl!

  7. Deb says:

    I admire you for donating the venue and accoutrements to the group. What a special lady you are and your ex-fiancé is a fool to have let you go! Everything happens for a reason, and although you may not think it now, a special future awaits you! Congratulations on being you!!

  8. Vanessa Jones says:

    Thank you Ms. Marxen. This is so kind of you. Your kindness means so much for us parents of special needs children.

  9. Nancy says:

    What an wonderfully kind and generous thing to do! :-) You are a credit to the human race.

  10. Thomas says:

    I would like to help Michelle Marxen out with $100.
    I am sorry that more people are not willing to contribute something as a tolken of appreciation.

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