Couple Weds During Hospital Stay
Jessie Cooksey and her husband Larry Cooksey, of Livingston, had to cancel their wedding after a car accident. Hospital staff convinced them the wedding should go on. (Nick de la Torre CHRONICLE)
Todd Ackerman / Houston Chronicle
March 13, 2009
The wedding featured one doctor singing Ave Maria and another playing violin.
The groom rolled up the aisle in a wheelchair and said “I do” despite a tube in his throat, bringing applause not just from family and friends but doctors, nurses, therapists and other hospital staffers.
“I can’t imagine a better wedding,” said Jessie Cooksey, 19, the bride. “It turned out great.”
They may have trained on Gray’s Anatomy, but the trauma unit at Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center turned to the Book of Love last week for Jessie and Larry “Trey” Cooksey, who were injured in a car accident in Livingston in early January.
Broad-sided by a pickup at an intersection, they had to be cut out of their Geo Prism and airlifted to the Texas Medical Center.