ER Nurses Who Met During Pandemic Get Engaged on Hospital’s Rooftop Helipad

Two Georgia emergency room nurses, who met during the pandemic, are now engaged — and it all happened on the rooftop of the hospital where they fell in love.

On Oct. 15, Kelsey Dunlap thought she would have “just another day at work, picking up another patient off the helipad,” according to her Facebook post. “INSTEAD…. The love of my life flew in on a helicopter, dropped to a knee, and made me the luckiest girl on the planet.”

Dunlap met her boyfriend, Jacob Young, last year while working for Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. She posted an adorable video to Facebook which shows her wheeling a stretcher to the AirLife helicopter preparing to pick up a patient. When she reached the door of the helicopter, Young came around the corner and approached Dunlap with a ring box.

“It didn’t register what was going on until he dropped to a knee and then it clicked,” Dunlap recalled to WGCL. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s asking me to marry him.’ “

Speaking to CNN after the proposal, Dunlap said that she was completely surprised by the proposal. “I was in complete and total shock,” she recalled. “I’m not an easy girl to surprise so bless his heart he somehow pulled it off.”

Young said the proposal was not easy to execute. “It took a village,” he told CNN. “It took about three other nurses, two or three people from my management team to come up with this whole scheme, lie, to get her up on the chopper at the exact right moment for what I thought was the perfect idea for us.”

Dunlap reflected on the past year, explaining how hard it has been for healthcare workers. “This has been a very rough last two years for everyone in healthcare but we are just so blessed to get to have my best friend and my biggest rock at work with me every day,” she added to CNN. “We get to go home together, it’s just really incredible that we got to meet and grow our relationship.”

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