Couple battling Covid-19 hold hands in ICU to celebrate anniversary

Couple battling Covid-19 hold hands in ICU to celebrate anniversary

- Giancarlo and Sandra were not willing to let Covid-19 get in the way of their love so they made sure they still celebrated their anniversary

- The two were breathing with the help of ventilators and looked frail but decided to hold each other's hand as a show of love

- Nursing staff in their hospital bought the two a cake and a cute candle after hearing that Giancarlo and Sandra have been married for 50 years

- They took photos of the heartwarming moment and sent it to the couple's kids

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An elderly couple from Italy has stuck to their marriage vows by staying together through sickness and health.

The two contracted Covid-19 and were admitted to the same hospital where they slept next to each other in the ICU section.

Couple battling COVID-19 hold hands in ICU to celebrate anniversary

Giancarlo and Sandra all had ventilators over their faces but tried their best to hold onto each other during their golden celebration. Photo: Roberta Ferretti
Source: UGC

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Sandra and Giancarlo, who are 71 and 73 years old respectively, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary while in IC and the medical staff decided to honour them in the sweetest way possible.

According to The Daily Mail, they both were confined to bed and had ventilators over their faces but this did not stop them from showing their love.

Couple battling COVID-19 hold hands in ICU to celebrate anniversary

The medics bought a cake and even took photos that were sent to the couple's children. Photo: Roberta Ferretti
Source: Instagram

Nurses and other medics did not want the day to go uncelebrated so they organised a small party and took photos of the memorable moment.

They pushed Giancarlo’s bed next to his wife’s and as soon as he was close to her, he stretched his hand and reached out for Sandra’s.

Couple battling COVID-19 hold hands in ICU to celebrate anniversary

Roberta Ferretti was moved when she heard Giancarlo saying he still loved his wife 50 years after saying their vows. Photo: Roberta Ferretti
Source: UGC

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Sandra burst into tears as she worried about her husband’s wellbeing and wondered whether he would survive.

“Sandra cried a lot, not for herself, she was worried about her husband,” a nurse said.

According to her, Giancarlo said he still loved his better half even after being together for more than five decades.

The celebration could only go on for ten minutes and even though it was short-lived, there wasn't a dry eye in the room.

The kind staff bought a cake and a candle shaped like a number 50 then hosted a cake cutting ceremony.

The group took photos and sent them to the couple’s family.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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