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Imagine the one you love had an accident and had a brain damage or other disabilities, would you still stay with her or him. Can your love conquer all the physical disabilities of your partner? It is by all means a great test for love.

Here's a real love story to share with you, think about if you would do the same:

Larissa Murphy feared she'd never marry Ian after he suffered a horrific brain injury while driving to work near Pittsburgh.

arissa moved in with Ian and his family and vowed they would marry if he ever learned to communicate again
Eventually they sought and won permission from a judge to marry and have told their amazing story in a video so incredible it has received over 800,000 views.

Though we chose marriage, we chose it sadly': Larissa must now be the breadwinner and caretaker in her new family as she watches her friends live the life she thought she's one day have with Ian.


Weathering the storm: Larissa and Ian Murphy were happily married, but not before the young couple was able to weather incredible hardships



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The way they were: Larissa and Ian met in college in 2005 and 10 months later already had plans to get engaged. But their plans came to an abrupt halt when Ian suffered a debilitating brain injury


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Shattered: Ian was left unable to communicate and it became doubtful that his and Larissa's dreams would ever come true


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‘Ian and I first met in 2005 at college and had a blast for 10 months getting to know each other,’ Larissa says in a video documenting their story that has been making the internet rounds recently.
Larissa says she and Ian were ‘dating very intentionally’ and that they planned to get married soon after they were slated to finish college in December 2006.
But before that could happen, tragedy intervened.
On September 30 of that year, Ian was on his way to work near Pittsburgh when he was in a serious car crash.

Memories: Larissa says Ian was shopping for engagement rings when he suffered his injury near Pittsburgh just months before they were to graduate from college in 2006


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Hopeful: Larissa moved into Ian's family's home to help take care of him and waited for him to improve. If he could communicate, she said, then they could make a marriage work

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[size=1.2em]‘We got a phone call that he had been in an accident,’ Larissa says. ‘ [He] had suffered a traumatic brain injury.’

[size=1.2em]Suddenly, what had seemed so certain to Larissa, became frighteningly out of reach.

[size=1.2em]'We watched our future crash with him in that white station wagon[size=1.2em],' she writes on desiringgod.org.

[size=1.2em]But instead of moving on to another man and future husband, Larissa moved into Ian family’s home to help take care of him.


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[size=1.2em]Though Ian was unable to communicate, she continued to date him.

[size=1.2em]‘I knew where he was so after he couldn’t talk, that helped me so much. I knew that he loved me,’ she says. ‘Looking back, it’s weird because he couldn’t talk and he couldn’t eat, so we probably looked like complete weirdos when we went on dates. But we had a blast and I just talked to him all the time.’


True love: 'I still don¿t think that Ian would have ever left me if the role had been reversed. And walking away from my best friend was never truly an option,' says Larissa


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