A woman held her wedding in ICU so that her terminally ill grandfather, whom she dearly love, could attend her wedding.

The Bride’s Wish

Every girl’s dream is to have their father walk them down the aisle on their wedding day. For bride Hailey Carvey, she also wanted her grandfather to see them tie the knot with her groom. Thus, they decided to have their wedding earlier in ICU.

Jose Guzman, Hailey’s grandfather, whom she referred to as her “papa,” was battling cancer. Amidst preparing for her wedding, the family soon discovered that her papa’s days were numbered. Because his cancer had spread “from his prostate into his liver and spine.” Moreover, the chemotherapy treatment was no longer effective.

Wedding In ICU

For months, Hailey and her fiancé Ethan planned to have their wedding in May. However, after receiving the heartbreaking news, the couple decided to move their wedding as soon as possible. Hailey wanted her papa to witness the best day of her life. She wanted him to be by her side on her wedding day. And if she waited until May, that dream wouldn’t be realized.

“I don’t know what I would’ve done if I didn’t have him there,” Hailey said in tears in an interview. “I would’ve just walked myself with his hat. It just, like, broke me, and I was thinking in my head, ‘He has to get out of here, because he has to be there.’”

As a result, with the help of kindhearted staffs members at Logan Health Medical Center, the couple had their wedding at the hospital. They initiated the event in an ICU room where Hailey’s grandfather is a patient.

So, on March 25, 2022, Hailey and Ethan got married, with Hailey’s papa as one of the witnesses.

Watch the heartwarming moment in the video below…


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