PASADENA, Calif. – A police officer and his girlfriend were surrounded by family and friends when they tied the knot in a hotel room.
Omar and Osiris Elhosseiny met at the Pasadena Police Department when they were 23 and 26 years old, KABC reports. They both still work there, Omar as an officer and Osiris as a dispatcher.
The couple was less than a month away from their wedding day when Omar woke up one morning unable to move.
“I got up in the morning, and I could not get out of bed. I could only put my feet down, but I couldn’t actually pick up my body,” Omar told .
He was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. His body attacked his nervous system after a bacterial infection.
They were just one month away from their wedding day when doctors put him in an induced coma for several weeks.
As soon as he woke up, the two decided it was time to move forward with their wedding, deciding to do the ceremony in the small hotel room.
Omar couldn’t speak at the time, so Osiris read his vows. He signed the marriage licence by holding the pen in his mouth.
“I’m not marrying her for the wedding. I’m not marrying her for the big photos and the cake. I’m marrying her for who she is,” said Omar.