COVID-19 patient in Texas gets married in hospital during treatment | HEART-WARMING VIDEO
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | Aug 20, 2020, 07:10 pm
Life took a different turn for Carlos Muniz of Texas when he got admitted in the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, US, and was fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after contracting COVID-19. However, he refused to let the virus come in between his plans of getting married to his fiancee, Grace, from the hospital bed. The wedding ceremony took place on Tuesday and has been described to be an intimate one with immediate family members participating.
Reports state Carlos tested positive for the novel coronavirus the same week he was supposed to walk down the aisle to marry Grace. The Methodist Healthcare System issued a statement on Facebook saying, "His condition became critical, and he was placed on ECMO, a form of life support, as a last chance at survival,". Apparently, the suggestion of the wedding in the hospital was suggested by Carlos's nurse. "Carlos is capable of doing more now than before. He's fighting for something," his nurse said in a statement.
The Methodist Healthcare System released a heart-warming video of the wedding ceremony of Carlos and Grace on their Facebook page, which shows the couple getting married in the ICU, with the groom dressed in a tuxedo and the bride in a dress. Attendees during the wedding were seen wearing masks, with the video since shared on Facebook on Tuesday, has garnered over 9,000 views.
The hospital said, "This special moment not only brought joy and strength to the patient and family, but it also presented a major victory to the COVID-19 staff at Methodist Hospital,". Carlos Muniz has been taken off the ECMO support and is at present on the road to recovery.
Watch the emotional wedding video of the newly-wed couple, Carlos and Grace, on the Methodist Healthcare System's Facebook page below: