A bride-to-be died of coronavirus five days after walking down the aisle and gazing for the rest of her life.
At a fairytale ceremony on the same field as they were engaged, Stephane Lynn Smith, 29, was to tie the knot with her fiancé, Jamie Bassett.
However, she came down with Covid-19 just days before the wedding, initially thinking she had shingles.
Oralia Smith, her distraught mum, told NBC News that her daughter had been stressed.
She said, “She went to see the doctor about it, and for that, he gave her medicine.”
But her condition kept getting worse and she was rushed to the hospital by her fiancé, where she was diagnosed with Covid-19 and pneumonia.
NBC announced that Smith was sent home, only to return the next day as her oxygen levels plummeted.
Her mother said, “We kissed her and told her that we’d see her and that she’d be OK.”
Smith spent her wedding day in the hospital where on top of fighting the infection, she suffered with anxiety attacks and loneliness.
On November 18, her heartbroken relatives were called to the hospital, where they thought that they were the worst.
They were told by doctors that she had lost her battle with coronavirus just five days before wearing her wedding dress.
“They told us they had lost her pulse four times, and they brought her back with CPR three times, and for the last one they couldn’t get her pulse back,” her fiancé Jamie said.
Bassett is now leaving his fiancee grieving instead of celebrating their first weeks as newlyweds, who he describes as someone you don’t meet every day.”
This is a person who is unusually compassionate and loving, who only wants to fix the world,” he said.”
It comes as the U.S. death toll from Coronavirus on Thursday night soared beyond the number of deaths in World War II.
The committee of leading US vaccine scientists, meanwhile, proposed that the first vaccine be approved for Americans by the Food and Drug Administration.
The U.S. had a death toll of 292,000, several hundred more than the World War II battlefields.