Stuck in hospital, cancer patient marries his love

by The Associated Press
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ORANGE, Calif. (AP) – Dennis Lyman wasn’t about to let an extended hospital stay get between him and marrying his girlfriend of nearly 30 years.

On Friday, Lyman exchanged vows with Barbara Monds from his bed at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange.

The Orange County Register reports the couple had talked about getting married for a long time, and planned a ceremony for last week. But after radiation therapy for prostate cancer, the 68-year-old Lyman wasn’t able to make it to the courthouse.

So hospital staff arranged a ceremony, complete with a doctor playing the violin.
A nurse helped dress Lyman in a white dress shirt and black tie, and even got her sister’s veil for Monds.

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