February 20, 2017
A surprise wedding celebration at Las Palmas Medical Center over the Near Year’s holiday brightened the day of one special patient.
Melissa Moody, sister of State Rep. Joe Moody and daughter of County Judge Bill Moody, was hospitalized the same day she was supposed to serve as the maid of honor in her sister’s wedding.
The ceremony continued as planned, but afterwards, the bride, groom and wedding party visited Moody while she was being cared for at Las Palmas Medical Center. With the help of hospital caregivers, including Dr. Mustafa Al-Chalabi—an emergency medicine physician—the wedding ceremony was re-enacted, and Moody had the chance to stand by her sister wearing her bridesmaid dress.
In January, the patient and her family reunited with hospital staff to share photos from the special day and extend their appreciation for making the second wedding possible.