Man Proposes to Trauma Nurse Who Treated Him After Devastating Accident
The two started dating a year after he checked into her hospital with several broken bones.
This man is dedicating his life to the woman who helped save it.
Damien LeRoy, 37, was severely injured in 2016 when he was forced to bail from his paragliding aparatus, landing 150 feet below. The accident in Florida broke his back, pelvis, sternum, femur and several ribs.
LeRoy was rushed to St. Mary's Medical Center, where nurse Alexandra Hoover was on the trauma team that treated him.
"I just saw her eyes right away and I was like, man," LeRoy told Inside Edition. "She was just the sweetest person and she cared so much."
"He looked up at me and he laughed a little and asked me if I had a boyfriend," Hoover, 29, recalled. "And at the time, I actually did. So I said, 'Yes, I do, and I love him very much.'"
But things changed after that fateful meeting. LeRoy, lucky to survive the devastating fall, began dating Hoover a year later.
So when it came time to propose to his onetime nurse, LeRoy knew exactly where to do it: the hospital room where they first met.
Dressed in a button-down shirt and a bow tie, LeRoy got down on one knee on the tile floor of the room. Hoover stood in shock in her scrubs.
"I was given a second chance at life and for sure I was put there for some reason. Now I know and now we get to share the rest of our lives together," LeRoy said.
From saving his life to being the love of his life, it all came full circle for Hoover and LeRoy.
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