- Carlos was confined to the hospital and was receiving ECMO treatment at the same time he was about to get married.
- With the help of his nurse who suggested to continue the wedding in the hospital, Carlos was motivated further to fight for his life.
- And so the wedding was held and now, Carlos and Grace are officially husband and wife!
The same week he was about to get married was the same time he contracted COVID-19. Despite that, he was determined to tie the knot with the love of his life.
Carlos Muniz, 41, was confined into the ICU of San Antonio’s Methodist Hospital while receiving ECMO treatment. But nothing can stop him from getting married to her lovely fiancée, Grace, on Tuesday, ABC affiliate KSAT reported.
Joined by their immediate family — an exception to the hospital rule especially for them — the lovebirds have officially become husband and wife amid these trying times.
“This wedding is really important for us as the care team of this patient,” Carlos’ nurse said. “We’ve seen some victories, but we’ve had our losses. It was very special for us to be a part of and has been a big motivator for this team.”
“It shows COVID-19 really can’t stop love.”
The couple were in the middle of preparation for their wedding when Carlos was admitted to the hospital on July 15. After a few days, his health declined drastically and he was rushed into the ICU.
In the middle of his battle for life, his nurse eventually learned about his supposed wedding and offered to have it done inside the hospital.
This made a huge impact on Carlos’ behavior as he had a new motivation to fight harder for his life.
On the day of the big event, Grace showed up in the hospital wearing her beautiful white wedding dress complete with a facemask while Carlos on the other hand was lying on his ECMO machine wearing a tuxedo.
The hospital staff helped him and escorted him down the “aisle” to meet his bride. The wedding was conducted by Grace’s father-in-law and the rest of their family members watched via live streaming.
Carlos is gradually recovering and has since tested negative, according to KSAT.
“Carlos is capable of doing more now than before,” his nurse said. “He’s fighting for something.”