Your wedding day is supposed to be beautiful and full of happy memories. Uniting with the one you love is a dream for most individuals. And it can be heartbreaking when you get separated from them forever on the very day that you were to start your journey of eternal bliss together.
Flavio Gonçalvez was ready to tie the knot with his pregnant girlfriend Jessica Guedes in a lovely ceremony, surrounded by his friends and family. He waited at the altar and looked longingly at the other end of the aisle, waiting for her to appear in white. However, what was supposed to be the happiest day of his life turned into an absolute nightmare within minutes.
When the bridal party arrived at the wedding venue, a relative ran inside to tell him that his soon-to-be wife had passed out in the limousine. They informed him of what had happened just moments ago. The six-month pregnant woman was on the way to the church when she suddenly fell ill. Her entourage thought that the bride was suffering from anxiety when she informed them of dizziness and neck pain. Though they tried to support her, she soon lost complete consciousness. On hearing the incident, he ran to the car door to discover the half-conscious woman.
“I opened the car door and she was lying down but regained consciousness to talk to me. I said to her, ‘Baby, I’m here’. She replied that everything was fine, but that she had severe pain in the back of her neck. At that moment, I became a rescuer, as I have been for seven years with the Fire Department. I took her out of the limo, started first aid and asked for help from my firefighter friends who were there as guests,” said Flavio to Brazilian Crescer Magazine, quoted Metro.
He rushed Jessica to the state maternity hospital but he was soon told to take her to a private hospital due to the complexity of the case. The medical investigation confirmed that the woman had undergone a stroke due to pre-eclampsia, a condition that goes unnoticed in pregnant women. The medical team performed surgery to save her baby after the woman was declared brain dead.
Soon after the baby was delivered, Jessica passed away. “Jessica was a really cheerful person who loved life, an enlightened and strong being of light. I was so looking forward to becoming her husband and becoming a father. I will be strong and I will not weaken in the face of adversity,” said the 31-year-old man.
The love of his life who was happy and full life even moments before the wedding had left him with his daughter, Sophia. Flavio is still trying to accept the harsh reality of his life. “I still can’t believe this has happened. It seems like I’m in a sad movie, and you cry, cry, cry, but leave the movie theater knowing it was just a movie. However, in my case, the movie will never be over….,” said the firefighter.