(Council Bluffs, IA) -- A Council Bluffs couple got married in a hospital room after one of the two was on a ventilator for nearly a month.
Jonathan Johnson was not vaccinated at the time and contracted COVID-19. His hospital team told 6 News they questioned if he would ever make it home.
Near the end of his recovery, the staff at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital helped Johnson plan a surprise wedding for his fiancé.
Mariah Copeland-Johnson said she did not suspect a thing.
“I was completely blown away. It was an emotional bawl. I didn’t think this would happen that fast. I’m so happy he did it, so I can spend forever with the man I love,” said Copeland-Johnson.
Jonathan and Mariah have a young son who is turning two soon. The Johnsons tell 6 News they look forward to sharing with him the story of how they got married.