According to a report, a Florida educator who required an emergency triple bypass three days before his wedding chose to get married immediately in the hospital chapel rather than postpone his wedding.
“Therefore, I said, ‘Let’s get married immediately. “Call the rabbi and get him here,” urged 55-year-old Daniel Pecoraro. The marriage license was in our possession, and I didn’t want to waste it.
Pecoraro and Lisa Siegel were scheduled to wed on November 10 when the middle school science teacher discovered he need a bypass at HCA Florida JFK Hospital in Atlantis.
The educator at L.C. Swain Middle School in Greenacres began suffering chest problems while racing between meetings on November 4 while at work.
“I began to experience piercing agony in my arm,” he remembered. I spoke with the secretary, who advised me to treat the matter seriously.
When he visited the hospital, doctors informed him that a coronary artery was barely allowing 10% blood flow.
Upon hearing the surprising news, he re-proposed to Siegel, a 48-year-old jewelry business owner, and asked if exchanging vows in the hospital chapel would be OK.
“I would not have been able to stand or participate in the ceremony,” he revealed regarding his decision to move the wedding forward.
Rabbi wed the couple in a typical Jewish ceremony. The groom was wearing a boutonniere and his IV was trailing behind him.
The couple planned to hold a modest ceremony with their parents and then return to Pecoraro’s room for cookies and champagne.
The medical personnel, however, surprised the newlyweds with a more appropriate party.
In the chapel, nurses, carers, and other personnel set up a banquet table with a buffet.
“It was very lovely. Siegel said, “I couldn’t believe how gorgeous they made it.”