Methodist in the Media

Council Bluffs Couple Gets Married in Hospital Room

Published: Nov. 3, 2021

After 47 days in the hospital, Jonathan Johnson finally made it home. The recovery remains slow going.

“It makes you realize that life is too short,” Johnson said.

The 28-year-old from Council Bluffs hadn’t been vaccinated and contracted COVID-19. Near-death has a way of crystallizing what’s important.

“We were engaged for over a year when I finally woke up after being on a ventilator for three and a half weeks. I was feeling better and thought to myself, I want to marry this one,” said Jonathan.

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