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A heart attack didn't stop groom on his wedding day

A Heart Attack Didn't Stop This Groom On His Wedding Day

A Pittsburgh couple's wedding day turned incredibly scary when the groom, all dressed in his suit and ready to go, started feeling breathless. He thought it was nerves, until he realized he was having a heart attack. But they didn't let it stop them.

According to KDKA "He said that he was getting married one way or another, no matter what."

Sixty-eight-year-old Bob Adams was just a few minutes from getting married when he realized he was having a heart attack. He took a nitro pill and an ambulance was called - they insisted he head to the ER. And he insisted the ceremony continue there.

He told KDKA, "Preacher come in, and thing I said to him was, 'Hey, we're not doing last rites, we're doing a marriage."

"Bob, repeat after me, I take you, Mary."

"I take you Mary..."

Bob's now-wife Mary Pizzuto was, as EMTs described her, a "nervous wreck." She's actually had five heart attacks herself.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the pair met more than 30 years ago and recently reconnected through Facebook. Pizzuto helped Adams after his second wife's death from cancer.

And she says where they got married doesn't matter - hospital or otherwise - because marriage is for better or for worse.

Now their story is making national headlines, and a writer for Jezebel agrees with Pizzutto: "Hey, as long as you are married at the end of the day, the wedding is technically a success."

Plus, the hospital staff pitched in on decorations - they strung specimen cups together. Adams is recovering after an angioplasty and should be released soon.

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nym85 May 01 2014 at 2:36 PM

THE THOUGHT OF MARRIAGE PUT HIM IN THE HOSPITAL !

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my_opinion_is May 01 2014 at 12:46 PM

If the consummated the marriage in that hospital bed---and he has another heart attack---at least he is in the right place--with all of the medical staff available.

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jc154139 May 01 2014 at 12:00 PM

good luck to them...

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sandeshells May 01 2014 at 11:26 AM

Eat a healthy diet and take walks... hope you both live long and happy.

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shipdog7 sandeshells May 01 2014 at 12:49 PM

People have dropped dead after healthy walks. I have seen and heard slim folks in their fifties die because of genetics. Not their eating habits. Larry Wilson formerly of the Detroit Red Wings died of an apparent heart attack while jogging on a nice summer morning. He was 48. Trying to say healthy killed him.

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Clara May 01 2014 at 10:28 AM

This act of faith and courage is obvious and this young man really loves this woman. So God Bless them Both Always

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cagw131 May 01 2014 at 10:07 AM

At 68 and having just had a heart attack I am thinking they probably won't be having any kids together.. Best Wishes to the newlyweds. They already did the thru sickness part of their vows before they even took those vows.

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Cheers Nanci, May 01 2014 at 5:18 PM

It s amazing the differant types of people that respond to these stories,just by their icons

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Linda May 01 2014 at 5:17 PM

TRUE LOVE. THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY. TRUE LOVE. IF YOU REALLY LOVE SOMEONE NOTHING ELSE MATTERS......AND THESE TWO DEFINATELY LOVE EACH OTHER! CONGRATS TO THEM BOTH AND I HOPE THEY LIVE A HAPPY LIFE TOGETHER.

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dwtomczyk May 01 2014 at 4:56 PM

at least he didnt miss the bedpan

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