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Wedding Weekend for Patient at McLaren Greater Lansing

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 16:23:27-04

LANSING, Mich.  — Many couples vow to love each other through sickness and health when they get married, and it was no different at McLaren Greater Lansing this weekend. There wasn’t a dry eye Saturday, April 13, as family and friends watched their loved ones commit their lives to each other in the chapel at the hospital.

Thomas Davison and Leslie Green were married by their son Mark, who, along with his siblings and other family members, planned the entire wedding, including writing the ceremony, ordering a cake, picking up flowers, and organizing the family to be there in less than 24 hours.

“It was special. I’m glad we were able to do the wedding today,” Mark Rock said. “Leslie and my dad wanted to get married in February 2020, but he is having some health issues and we wanted to make sure he looked his best on his wedding day, so we wanted to do it as soon as possible.”

The bride walked down the aisle to the acoustic version of Friends, a Led Zeppelin song and was met by her now husband. The couple exchanged vows, shared a kiss, and signed the marriage certificate with their friends and family by their side.

“The hospital was very gracious and provided a lot of things. They made sure that we had a place to host the wedding, they made a cake, they have taken care of him and made him feel good for his special day,” said Rock. “It’s a big deal for me, because it’s not something that everyone gets to do.”

Although many people don’t think of the hospital as a venue choice, for this couple, it was a special option where they could have their wedding with everyone they love.

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