When “till death do us part” is said at a wedding, it means a lot to some couples who are really committed to their marriage. So it was with a woman whose doctors told her to take her husband off life support, but she didn’t want to be the “reason” he died.
Following a car accident that left her husband in critical condition and on the verge of death, the woman ignored doctors’ advice to remove her husband’s life support.
Danielle’s husband, Matt, was involved in a motorcycle accident seven months after the couple had been married. Nine days after the collision, the medical staff urged her to unplug him from the life support system.
Danielle stubbornly refused to give up her husband, claiming that she had faith that God would save him. She and her mother took him home and became his caregivers.
Danielle reportedly told her mother, “If we’ve got to bring him home, let’s make sure he has the best view in the world. If he’s going to be a body in a bed, let’s give him something to look at.”
A miracle happened years later, and Matt broke his silence, saying, “I’m trying.”
Matt’s condition gradually improved over the course of several months due to his participation in treatment. The moment Danielle really felt that her husband’s personality was still intact was when they asked him what he wanted to eat, and he responded in a barely audible whisper. “I kid you not, he says, ‘buffalo chicken wrap from Cheddar’s,'” she said, explaining that it had been his favorite food. “We all whipped around because we all knew what he said.”
Matt eventually made a full recovery, regaining both his mobility and his long-term memory. However, he has no recollection of the time he spent dating or marrying his wife. The couple had been together for a total of barely two months before they tied the knot.
The wife received a lot of admiration from the readers for the fact that she never gave up hope for her husband and always believed that he would recover.