After long COVID battle, Iowa man decides to wed in hospital


November 5, 2021

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Jonathan Johnson spent weeks on a ventilator battling COVID-19, then decided to get married — in the hospital.

The 28-year-old man surprised his fiancée with the help of hospital staff and arranged a wedding last month in the intensive care unit of the hospital in Council Bluffs, tying the knot with 28-year-old Mariah Copeland from his bed, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

"I didn't want any regrets," Johnson said Tuesday. "After coming off the ventilator, you view a lot of things differently in life."

Johnson was diagnosed with COVID-19 in September. He quarantined...

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