"He jumped and he kind of scared me. He did a leap and said boom and did a twist. And I said, 'Is I'm actually seeing this?' But I didn't run," he said. "All the rest of my kinfolks ran. I just stayed there and said this is kind of fascinating."
Today the couple stays busy raising their three children in their Milwaukee home. Reed says there's nothing he cannot do. Seeing him around the kitchen, preparing a meal, it's clear he makes the most of what he has.
"So far the only thing I haven't mastered is trying a shoe. That is the only thing I haven't mastered," Reed said.
Reed admits his wife helped him overcome a dire childhood and save him from deep depression.
"When we were like sophomores and juniors he told me how he wanted to kill himself and commit suicide cause of all the stuff he was going through. I said if you do that I will never forgive you," said Allen.
Reed is determined to give his kids the childhood he never had.
"Just because your parent was not there for you does not mean you don't have to be there for your kids," Kids are innocent when they come into this world," said Reed.
The Reed household is just like any other busy family a lot of laughter, teasing and hugs. Allen says she does not baby her husband because of his disability.