The wedding of Baton Rouge couple Theodore Edwards and Patricia Danquah on March 31 was not your typical ceremony.
The couple’s plans to marry a week prior were delayed when Edwards felt a weakness in his legs and it was discovered he had a spinal cord tumor that needed urgent care.
After surgery and being transferred to Lane Rehabilitation Center in Zachary, Edwards decided he couldn’t wait a second longer and insisted he and Danquah be married in the Rehab Center’s chapel on the Lane campus.
So, with Edwards temporarily in a wheelchair and Danquah by his side, the two were wed in the tiny chapel in a ceremony officiated by their pastor. A group of about nine people, including family and friends, attended.
Frank Robique, director of Lane Rehabilitation Center, also witnessed the nuptials.
“They’re really neat people, very upbeat and optimistic,” Robique said. “We wish them well.”
To Robique’s knowledge, the Edwardses have been the only couple to marry in the Lane chapel.