She spent 108 Days in the ICU fighting H1N1, Now She Celebrates Her Courtship at the Place that Saved Her Life 6-Months Ago
Elise Rector of Mount Laurel, N.J., came to Cooper on November 1, 2009 after having difficulty breathing. What happened next would change the lives of Elise and her family forever. Not only was she suffering from the H1N1 virus but they also found out that she was 36-weeks pregnant with her first baby.
Thankfully, she was immediately able to give birth to a healthy baby girl named Jayla by C-section without complications, but for Elise the battle had just begun. Doctors found that she was suffering from acute lung failure and Elise was put in a medically induced coma. She spent more than 2 ½ months in Cooper’s Intensive Care Unit. Her boyfriend Vincent, who is also the baby’s father, stood by her every step of the way of she fought for her life.
Today, Elise is on her way to a full recovery and out of rehab. She credits the amazing team of physicians and nurses in the Cooper ICU for saving her life and that of her baby, Jayla, who is now more than six months old.
On Friday, she and her fiancé Vincent wed in Cooper’s Margaret L. Isaacs Chapel in a ceremony which began at noon and included many of the staff members responsible for her remarkable recovery joining in their celebration of love.
CBS3 spoke with Elise Rector and Vince Scott about their decision to hold their wedding at Cooper on Wednesday night. You can view the video online at http://news.yahoo.com/video/.