Lake Havasu City, Arizona – August 22, 2019 — Intensive Care Units and weddings typically don’t go hand in hand. However, today was a special day at Havasu Regional Medical Center, for a local family. You see, Jason and Amy (Lombardi) King, were married this afternoon at the ICU bedside of Jason’s father, Clifton King, who is in the ICU.
Clifton’s wife, Beverly, Jason’s brothers Cliff and Doug, and Amy’s daughter Zoe Escalante, gathered around Clifton’s hospital bed for the ceremony officiated by Lisa Jennings.
Additional family and close friends filled Clifton’s extra-large ICU room this afternoon to witness the union that included many of the typical wedding traditions. There was processional music, a beautiful bride in a white dress, flowers, a ring bearer, and even wedding cake. And, of course, tears.
Today’s tears were bittersweet tears of joy. Clifton’s condition took a turn for the worse in recent days leading to the the improvised ceremony to make sure Jason’s dad could be a part of his son’s wedding.
Clifton, the proud father, even opened his eyes and held his son and new daughter-in-law’s hands as the family posed for photos.
Today is a day the family will remember for years to come.
The King Family: Left to Right Daughter-of-the-Bride: Zoe Escalante The Bride: Amy (Lombardi) King The Groom: Jason King Father-of-the-Groom: Clifton King Mother-of-the-Groom: Beverly King Brother-of-the-Groom: Cliff King Brother-of-the-Groom: Doug King.