Couple Weds in Hospital Days Before Father Taken off Life Support
DES MOINES, Iowa - It wasn't the "dream wedding" she had in mind, but for Nickalena Bedwell, having her dad there when she got married mattered the most. "I was a daddy's girl - I am a daddy's girl," she said. "So it's been rough." Nickalena's father, Tom Monk, found himself on life support at Mercy Hospital after a series of health complications all struck at once. Her fiance, also named Tom, had plans to put a ring on her finger in June. The couple still plans to have a formal ceremony then, but they made a last minute decision Sunday night to make it "official" this week - all for her dad.