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Hospital stay doesn't stop couple's wedding day

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

It was not the wedding they planned, but a Midstate couple is happily married after learning the true meaning of "in sickness and in health."

After being together for nearly seven years, Wendee and Jimmie Miller of Duncannon decided it was time to take the next step.

"We've had IVF done, so we found out in January that we were expecting," Wendee said. "We were originally going to get married in December (of this year), but we wanted to get married before that baby came, so in January we started planning a wedding for Sunday (May 11),"

Last Wednesday, a few days before the wedding: an unexpected turn. Wendee had some complications and needed emergency surgery.

"Panic. It wasn't a hard decision to save the baby," Wendee said. "The only thing I could think of was my wedding is on Sunday. Am I going to be able to make it still? He said you're not having a wedding on Sunday."

With the couple determined to get married on their wedding date, but Wendee Miller stuck on bed rest, the hospital staff came together and turned a cafeteria into their wedding chapel.

"The set up was done very nicely. They had us stand in front of the windows overlooking the river for the ceremony," Jimmie said. "When they wheeled Wendee in, I lost it."

"We've been together seven years. Friends and family were here. It was just time," Wendee said.

"I told her I didn't care if we were at the winery, here, if she was in a wheelchair or a hospital bed, I was going to marry her on Sunday. Nothing was going to stop us," Jimmie said.

Their special day was at a very special place.

"From this window he mentioned the view. One of our first dates was watching fireworks on the cement steps right out front. Our wedding was here. I work here and the baby is going to be born here. So it's full circle," Wendee said.

The couple's baby boy, Kennedy Scott Miller, is due in September.


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