Jennifer Johnson had put her wedding on hold because of medical emergencies twice before, so this time while in the hospital, she saw no reason why she couldn't invite family and friends to witness her saying, "I do" right there in the hospital.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports, the location of Johnson's wedding was not a traditional one. Rather, it was at the hospital where she was being treated for second and third degree burns on her hand.
Johnson and her groom, Jimmie Smith, officially became husband and wife before 40 friends and family members in the chapel of Akron Children’s Hospital at the end of February.
When asked why she didn't wait until she was discharged, Johnson said:
“Do you see how many obstacles keep getting thrown in the way? Besides, we’ve both recently been baptized and we live together. We don’t want to live in sin anymore.”
Johnson and Smith originally planned to marry last November, but they canceled the wedding because Johnson needed a hysterectomy. They rescheduled for Feb. 25, but days before they were to tie the knot Johnson's hand was burned from a grease fire.
It is not uncommon for people to get married in a hospital. What is very rare about this wedding is that it took place in a children’s hospital. The Akron Center is only one of two hospitals in the United States that treats both children and adults.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Smith!