A Love for the Ages
For Taylor Naho’olewa, her boyfriend Colton BrockBank was the love of her life. To say her world revolved around him would be an understatement, so when she received the news he had broken his back, she was devastated. However, once she arrived at the hospital she was shocked by what he had to say.
You won’t believe this story.
A Shared Faith
Brought together by their Mormon faith, Taylor had settled down in American Fork, Utah after moving from Texas when she met extreme snowboarder Colton BrockBank. It was love at first sight for the couple, who began to date almost immediately. While Taylor knew that Colton’s love of extreme sports came with its share of risks, it didn’t mean she never worried. So, when she got the call that he had been injured, it was almost too much to handle.
Valentine’s Day Alone
It would be Valentine’s Day 2014 when the incident occurred. Taylor was already pretty down in the dumps because Colton had revealed he wouldn’t be spending the special day with her. It seemed a snowboarding photoshoot in Park City had been scheduled, calling him out of town.
The Dreaded Phone Call
After spending the day alone, Taylor received a call that would change her life forever. Colton had been injured during his photoshoot and had been taken to Alta View Hospital in Sandy, Utah. Taylor revealed to the local news, “It was like I had left my body. I had always feared for the worst, but when it actually happens you just aren’t prepared.”
A Good Friend
The phone call had been made by one of Colton’s good friends, hoping to keep Taylor calm, but wanting her to be realistic when it came to expectations. He calmly told her, “I don’t like to be the guy to make these kinds of phone calls, but I’ve got some unfortunate news. We’re in the hospital right now, here at Alta View.”
Several Trips to the Emergency Room
Taylor had received such calls before due to the nature of Colton’s job. He had already suffered through breaking his back, concussions and even ankle surgery. However, something in his friend’s voice made this call different from the others. Colton was seriously injured and Taylor was stricken with worry.
A Shocking Truth
Colton’s friend went on to reveal that the doctors believed he had broken his back again and this time it was very serious. Refusing to sit idle, Taylor told the friend she would be there soon and rushed to the hospital in a panic.
However, when she arrived, she was in for a very startling revelation.
Rushing to His Side
Taylor prepared herself for the worst as she entered Colton’s hospital room. Surrounded by his family and a few friends, he looked so helpless lying on a stretcher in a hospital gown with a neck brace. Taylor quickly rushed to his side, taking his hand and asking if he was okay.
It was then Colton did something unexpected.
Flowers for His Love
Colton revealed a bouquet of flowers and handed them to Taylor. At this point, he was feeling a bit crummy for putting his girlfriend through so much stress and said, “I know I haven’t always taken care of myself, but I want to take care of you.”
It seemed Colton wasn’t too injured after all.
Shocked and Confused
At this point, Taylor was confused. Colton gave his mother some credit for the Valentine’s Day flowers, stating he wanted to make sure her day was special. Moved by the gesture, Taylor ran over to his mother to give her a hug.
However, Colton wasn’t done with the surprises.
A Big Surprise
With Taylor’s back turned to Colton, he quickly stood up and removed the neck brace and gadgets attached to him. Hearing the commotion, Taylor quickly turned around, shocked to see that Colton’s back wasn’t broken at all.
So, what was really going on?
Stunned and Shocked
Taylor’s first reaction was to be angry. She couldn’t believe Colton would put her through such a horrible ordeal. However, the anger soon melted away when Colton began to profess his love. “I want to spend every single day of my life with you.”
Oh, we definitely know where this is going.
His Undying Love
Colton dropped to one knee as Taylor watched, eyes wide. He then revealed a stunning ring. “I love you more than I could ever imagine, and I couldn’t think of a better way to surprise you.”
Before Colton could even utter the words, “Will you marry me?” Taylor leaped into his arms and said YES. Tears soon began to flow between the couple as they embraced. What started off as a horrible day was ending better than Taylor could have ever imagined.
A Family Affair
Of course, Colton didn’t work alone when it came to implementing his plan. Taylor’s family had been in on the surprise as well. Colton wanted to make sure they could celebrate this special moment together.
The Perfect Proposal
While some people may question whether a hospital was the right place for a proposal, Colton revealed to the local news that it was the perfect place because Taylor would have never expected it. Since he had been injured so many times before, he knew faking a serious accident would completely catch her off guard. And boy he sure did.
A Little Assistance
In order to make sure the prank went off without a hitch, Colton enlisted the help of the doctors at the hospital. Since they knew he was accident-prone, they agreed to the elaborate set-up.
Planting the Seed
The next step was to plant the seed in Taylor’s mind that he wasn’t on his A-game that day. According to Colton, Taylor was very nervous about his persistence to continue in extreme sporting events. That alone would be the perfect foundation for his elaborate proposal.
Setting the Scene
“I was kind of down-talking how I would perform at ‘filming’ today at Park City,” Colton revealed. “I told her that I was probably going to end up getting wrecked, and I was really nervous. And so, she’s like, ‘You’ll do great, babe.’”
A Beautiful Ending
While Taylor’s Valentine’s Day began with “tragedy” it certainly ended with a promise of a wonderful new life with the man of her dreams. The couple was wed in September of 2014 in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by family and friends. We wish them all the best and a life-long happiness.
Would you go through such elaborate lengths to propose the one you love?