Couple married in hospital to keep special date

When Det. Jim Kasta was rushed to the hospital for a transplant, it foiled his plans to get married on his parents’ anniversary. His health caretakers helped create a wedding in the ICU.
1:43 | 02/12/21

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Finally tonight, the bride and groom, America strong. It turns out Valentine's day has come early. Buffalo police detective Jim. The two had dreamed of getting married, making it official, today, February 11th. Jim's parents married on this day in 1956. But last week, Jim's heart began to fail. His doctors at university of Rochester memorial hospital telling him he needs a heart transplant. They told the hospital about their wedding plans and the team got to work. Decorating Jim's icu room. A wedding cake and Jim in his tie. The wedding music -- Melinda walking into Jim's room. Jim's former lieutenant for the vows. So long as you both shall live? I will. Jim wiping away tears. I pronounce you husband and wife. Congratulations. Then a toast. Sharing their love with all those close to them and a couple people they literally just met. The bouquet toss right to the nurse's station. And right here tonight -- Hi, David. The new husband, Jim. The level of care here is, you know, more than I can imagine. Hi, David. And Melinda, the new bride. With Valentine's day coming forward, I guess my wish is for everyone to realize that even in the midst of a pandemic, love is always there. If you look, you'll find it. So true. Congratulations, Jim and Melinda and we're pulling for you Jim. And what a medical team. Good night.

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