From nursing to patient experience to pastoral care, Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown devised a multi-departmental effort to ensure the wedding could happen. The hospital found a minister, helped Santos and Heather secure a marriage license, gathered decorations, provided catering — even helped the couple find a wedding dress and a tuxedo.
“I want to get right with the Lord before I leave,” Santos said, when asked why he wanted to get married.
Santos is from Colorado, while Heather is a Columbus native. They met four years ago and have a 2-year-old son.
“Thanks to caring staff members who have been like family to them, the couple said ‘I do’ inside Alex’s hospital room,” Piedmont reported in a news release on Wednesday.
Family and friends of the lovely couple flew from across the country to participate in the special day
Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown took to social media on Thursday to share Santos and Heather’s story.
“The staff’s extraordinary efforts created a special moment filled with love and compassion and made a positive difference in Alexander’s battle against cancer,” Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown said on Instagram.