Wedding Day Emergency Brain Surgery Prompts Retake

Mon, 08/12/2013 - 11:13am
Gillian Mohney

A Kansas City couple is planning a “Take Two” version of their wedding, after their original ceremony was canceled when the bride had emergency brain surgery.

Alicia Wilburn and Brett Guggenmos were originally scheduled to get married last April. In the weeks leading up to the scheduled ceremony Wilburn, 32, started suffering from headaches. She went to various doctors who suggested the headaches were likely sinus-related and not serious.

On the day before the wedding Wilburn started to slur her speech as she was getting her nails done with her bridesmaids. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma or a potentially deadly brain clot.

“I felt so bad before [the diagnosis] it was almost a relief [to find out],” Wilburn told “I don’t really remember much of that day.”

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