Man Recovering from Coronavirus Marries Fiancée from Hospital Bed: 'COVID-19 Can't Stop Love'

Once the couple agreed, Carlos' nurse said she noticed a major change in his demeanor, claiming he seemed to have a renewed sense of motivation to recover.

When the big day finally arrived on Tuesday, Carlos was dressed in a tuxedo shirt while Grace showed up in a white gown and veil — the same dress she intended on wearing for their big day prior to his health crisis, KSAT reported.

Hospital staff, including Carlos' respiratory therapist, nurse, ECMO specialist and perfusionist, then helped escort the groom on his ECMO machine down the "aisle" to his bride, according to the outlet.

Their ceremony was officiated by Grace's father-in-law and streamed online so extended family members and friends could also attend the couple's nuptials.

Now, officially a husband to Grace, Carlos has shown signs of recovery and since tested negative for COVID-19, according to KSAT.

Though he's been in the hospital for a month and remains in the ICU on the ECMO machine, his nurse said he is refusing to give up and has an optimistic outlook on the situation.

"Carlos is capable of doing more now than before," the nurse told KSAT. "He's fighting for something."

As of Friday afternoon, there have been at least 5.2 million cases and 167,300 deaths attributed to the coronavirus in the United States, according to The New York Times.

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