MIAMI (CBSMiami) — On a Wednesday, a couple decided to get married at a South Florida hospital of all places.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Department Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
The couple lives in Honduras and waited for years until they could get married in the United States, where the groom is from.
After nearly a decade together James Brown and Eva Meiningseh’s dream of getting married in the U.S. finally came true.
The ceremony was within the walls of Jackson Memorial Hospital as Brown recovers from meningitis, which nearly killed him.
It was his then-fiance who found him face down in the shower last April when she walked into their home in Honduras.
“I was crying and screaming and scared. It was very scary,” said Meiningseh.
Brown was in a coma for weeks when Meningsih arranged to bring him to the hospital hoping it would save his life.READ MORE: Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Warns Company Could Take Ships Out Of Florida Over Vaccine Proof Ban
She hasn’t left his side since as Brown slowly rehabilitates taking his first steps earlier and hitting another milestone on his wedding day.
“I came here in a coma. So this morning, I was on a walker. Just amazing to me,” said Brown. “This has been our dream for 10 years to be married in the States.”
One of brown’s therapists helped make it happen after watching the couple’s love and devotion day in and day out.
The therapist said, “I offered to take them to the courthouse last week and when we were driving back I said, ‘Why don’t we do a wedding? Why don’t we see this through?’”
“We knew it when we first saw each other. It was like magnets,” said Brown.
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Brown is still working to get completely back to normal, as he says, getting stronger and learning to walk again.