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Emerson Couple Says 'I Do' At Hospital Before Major Surgery

The couple exchanged vows at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Photo Credit: Facebook: Valley Health System
Valley staff and volunteers coordinated Mark and Greg's wedding. Photo Credit: Facebook: Valley Health System

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood was recently transformed into a special wedding venue for one patient and his partner.

“Mark DeBenedectis expressed to Cheel 4 Neuro Charge Nurse Michelle Bower, RN, his wish to marry his partner, Greg, before he was scheduled to have major surgery,” Valley Health System shared in a Facebook post.

With DeBenedictis’ surgery just two days away, staff and volunteers transformed the hospital’s terrace into a wedding venue for the Emerson couple.

Staff and volunteers thought of and coordinated all the details -- including decorations, flowers, a harpist, a photographer and a chaplain to officiate.

“The day was complete with family and friends present to witness the joyous occasion,” the post states.

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