A devastating accident, turned into a blessing for a man who was severely injured and landed in the hospital.
Damien LeRoy, 37, was badly injured in Florida in 2016 when he had to jump off his paragliding aparatus, and landed 150 feet below.
The accident caused a broken back, pelvis, sternum, femur and several ribs.
He was rushed to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where nurse Alexandra Hoover was on the trauma team that treated him.
“I just saw her eyes right away and I was like, man,” LeRoy said, “She was just the sweetest person and she cared so much.”
The nurse, Hoover, 29, said,”He looked up at me and he laughed a little and asked me if I had a boyfriend,” she recalled. “And at the time, I actually did. So I said, ‘Yes, I do, and I love him very much.'”
But cupid struck a year later, and LeRoy began dating Hoover.
SO when it was time for the proposal, it was done in the same hospital room, they both had first met.
Dressed in a button-down shirt and a bow tie, LeRoy got down on one knee while Hoover stood shocked in her scrubs.
“I was given a second chance at life and for sure I was put there for some reason. Now I know and now we get to share the rest of our lives together,” LeRoy said.
I GET TO MARRY MY BEST FRIEND ❤️👩🏼⚕️🧜🏼♂️ I REPEAT, I GET TO MARRY THE LOVE OF MY LIFE! 🎉 My George of the Jungle, my…
Wishing this couple a happy married life and lots of blessings.