RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Patrick Morris doesn’t remember a thing about the tragic motorcycle accident that cost him one of his legs.
“His leg was gone before I got here,” Patrick’s new wife, Annie Wilhite, said referring to VCU Medical Center where Patrick was rushed following his accident in Charles City County. “I was the lucky one who got here just before his first surgery, and he was alert and talking to me. He was comforting me instead of the other way around.”
On a Saturday afternoon last month, Morris was riding his motorcycle in Charles City County when a driver crossed over into his lane and hit him. Morris’ left leg was crushed, his pelvis was broken and his left arm was paralyzed. Eventually, doctors had to amputate his left leg.
“For someone that got hurt as much as I did, I’ve been recovering very well, feeling great, I’m eating well, sleeping pretty well,” Patrick said. “But I feel like there will be a time in the future to deal with all of that. I just want to focus on positivity and moving forward and getting better right now.”
Part of that moving forward process was tying the knot with the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. Their wedding was originally planned for May, but Patrick’s recovery process has put those plans in jeopardy. So, the couple decided no time is better than the present.
“His name is Patrick, and we figured if we bumped it back one more day we could get married on St. Patrick’s Day.”
A GoFundMe page has been created to help Patrick and Annie afford the steep medical costs. Click here to donate.