Carlos Muniz and Grace Leimann were set to get married in mid-July, but their plans changed when Carlos came down with COVID-19. He was hospitalized the same week he was supposed to tie the knot
Carlos was admitted to San Antonio’s Methodist Hospital July 15th and spent the next 10 days in the COVID-19 unit before his condition took a turn for the worse and he was transferred to intensive care. One of his nurses, Matt Holdridge, found out about the canceled wedding and came up with the idea to bring the wedding to the hospital to cheer up his struggling patient and keep him fighting for his life.
It worked! In the days before the ceremony, Muniz’s condition started to improve. "We were able to remove his feeding tube and he was able to eat on his own and drink on his own ... everything about his overall picture got better and better," Holdridge said. Matt bought matching tuxedo t-shirts for them and served as his patient’s best man. He said “I do” from his hospital bed, with nurses, hospital staff and immediate family looking on. The groom’s health continues to get better and this was a big part of it. Holdridge says, “It was a pretty magical event."