Marriage ceremony in hospital due to groom’s father’s illness

Michael and Aaliyah Thompson celebrated their marriage with two ceremonies on Sept. 21 — the first taking place at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Sunnyvale. The groom’s father, William Thompson, had a staph infection that turned septic and required hospitalization and surgery in the days leading up to the wedding. When it became clear that he would still be in the hospital for their big day, Aaliyah and Michael came up with a new plan to bring the wedding to him.