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A couple held their wedding in hospital so their two-year-old son, who needs a heart transplant, could be with them.
Jimmy Francis and Suzie Small had planned to marry near their home in Basingstoke but their son Romeo is unable to leave Southampton Children's Hospital due to his heart condition. Mrs Francis said: "We weren't bothered where we got married, just as long as he was there. Hospital chaplain Sue Pitkin said staff had "gone above and beyond". Romeo was diagnosed with a rare heart condition, restrictive cardiomyopathy, at 10 months old, has suffered cardiac arrest and went through open heart surgery. He is being treated at the paediatric intensive care unit PICU as the family awaits a heart transplant.
We can't thank them enough," said Mrs Francis. Ms Pitkin said it was the first time she had officiated at a wedding in hospital and it had been "a huge responsibility as well as a delight".
A special licence had to be issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury's office to allow her to marry the couple. His parents have been documenting his story on their Romeo's Broken Heart blog to raise awareness around the importance of organ donation.
New op helps child heart transplant s soar.
Southampton Children's Hospital. Romeo's Broken Heart. Image source, Southampton Children's Hospital.
Related Topics. Southampton Basingstoke.
More on this story. Published 21 February. Related Internet Links.Bbc for older woman couple
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