Couple get married in hospital burns unit after groom suffered horrific accident just before their wedding
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A couple has gone ahead with their wedding after the groom-to-be suffered horrific injuries just before their big day.
WSAZ 3 reported that Preston and Tanesha Cobb were set to have their nuptials on July 22.
However, things took an ugly turn when Preston endured a chemical spill accident, which saw his literal ‘skin detach from his elbow’ on June 30.
Preston was transferred to JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital following the incident.
“I literally watched the skin from my elbow, like, detach and literally just go to dust and crumble,” he told the outlet.
“I literally felt like that was going to be the end.”
Preston feared that his wife would no longer want to marry him, adding: “I’m not the same person that asked her to marry me.”
However, he couldn’t have been more wrong.
“There’s nothing that would stop me from marrying him,” Tanesha said.
Despite the couple being unable to exchange vows at their original wedding venue, their special day still went ahead thanks to one creative nurse.
Mary Cook, a JMS Burn Centre nurse, overheard the couple’s wedding conversations and decided to turn their dreams into a reality.
The nurse enlisted the help of other staff members to get food, a DJ, flowers and a venue set up.
“I wanted to give him something positive out of all this negative,” the nurse said. “Preston was adamant that he was not going to change his wedding date.”
Well, it might not have been the day they had planned, but nonetheless, it was still magical.
Similarly, in 2019, a Melbourne woman battling stage four cancer married her long-time partner from her hospital bed.
Toni had been with her partner since high school, which prompted Jesse to propose to her and get as many people as possible from the hospital involved in the ceremony.
Patient Experience Nurse Paul Leonard and ICU Nurse Mary Fox were two of the wedding planners.
Paul said: "We sent an email to all ICU staff asking who wanted to get involved, and we got an overwhelming response.
"Within three days, staff organised everything from home-made cakes, a hair and makeup artist, flowers, decorations for the reception (seminar) room and Toni's cubical, among many tasks in preparation for the big day."
Following the wedding, Toni received life-saving surgery and has since been in remission.
You couldn’t have written a better ending.
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