ATHENS, Ga. - There’s no replacement for having those you love by you as you say ‘I do.’

William Cody Goff and his fiancee Tori Cox were set to get married in Jamaica when a sudden cancer scare had the couple trading a destination wedding for a hospital room in Athens.

Goff’s dad Cody was suddenly diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma and instead of traveling, he was stuck in the hospital having chemotherapy. Determined to be with family for their special day, the couple sprung into action.

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Working with Piedmont Athens Regional’s staff and patient experience representative Ron Jolley, the couple surprised Cody by exchanging vows in the hospital room.

Hospital staff even made a cake for the wedding party while the Oncology Unit gifted a present to the newlyweds. Goff and his new bride later enjoyed wedding festivities in Jamaica.