Man battling rare neurological disorder surprises the mother of his 3 children

Jacob Newbern stands for the first time in a month to ask for Mary Batar's hand in marriage.
1:14 | 12/10/18

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Finally tonight, not on one knee, but on his own two feet, the medical triumph and marriage proposal that is "America strong." When Mary batar saw the candles, the red carpet, and those flowers, she just knew. But there was one more surprise Mary didn't expect to witness. Come on. Reporter: The father of her three children, Jacob Newbern, battling a rare neurological syndrome that attacks the nervous system. I know you love me and I love you, all right? And I think it is time. Reporter: He's been in rehab, and this moment was the first time he stood up in a month, to ask this. Baby, so, will you marry me? Yes. Reporter: Getting back on his feet has been tough. Walking down the aisle will be tougher. But he's shown he's ready to take that first step with his bride-to-be. And we thank Jacob and Mary for sharing that moment with us. And we thank you for watching. I'm Tom llamas in New York. "Gma," first thing in the morning. David Muir is right back here tomorrow night. Have a great evening. Good night. ???Swelling music

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