He created a special bib for Lucas adorned with symbols of marriage a sign that read, “Will you marry my papa?"
The surprise proposal took place Dec. 15.
Lucas was born prematurely on Oct. 28 at 24 weeks gestation.
Nguyen went into labor while touring the NICU at Texas Children's, where she had been admitted for preterm contractions beginning at 22 weeks.
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Couple Holds New Year’s Day Wedding in Texas Children’s Hospital Chapel

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Couple Holds New Year’s Day Wedding in Texas Children’s Hospital Chapel

Lilly Nguyen and Phil De Carlos, parents of Lucas, a patient in the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women NICU decided to wed in the hospital so their son could be present.

“You live every day like there’s no tomorrow,” Nguyen said of the special occasion. “We want him to be part of our special day, we want Lucas to look back and through all this pain, stress and struggle, I want him to see that there’s still something good that came out of it…we want to treat him like he’s part of everything, and we felt that this is the moment. We want him to know there are painful times but there are happy times as well.”

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