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Florida couple ties the knot after weeks in the hospital with COVID

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 15:56:10-05

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Eight weeks after being admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, 63-year-old Henry Bell and his longtime fiancee decided the time was right for a wedding.

So they tied the knot Thursday before his anticipated release from Orange Park Medical Center's rehab facility.

Bell and 48-year-old Antionette Brown said their vows in the parking lot. Brown’s uncle performed the ceremony.

Bell was admitted to the hospital Sept. 13 and immediately put on a ventilator. He spent weeks in intensive care before entering the hospital’s rehab center.

Brown says they got married at the hospital because they'd grown so close to the staff.