He then left his condominium in Park Slope, Brooklyn, to stick with Ms. Walsh in Harrisburg, Pa., the place she was working at a hospital and had lately begun serving to to confess Covid sufferers. He lived along with her for about two months — at first, they stayed in separate bedrooms — earlier than the 2 moved again to his place in Brooklyn collectively.
“It was challenging for both of us,” Dr. Nguyen stated of that point.
“She was very understanding and caring,” he added of Ms. Walsh, who now works within the interventional radiology division at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. “She never held anything against me. All she ever did was take care of me.”
They grew to become engaged in October 2020, after he proposed to her on the Brooklyn Bridge to a soundtrack of honking horns and catcalls from passing cyclists. To get to the bridge, they rode the subway to Downtown Brooklyn. “During the entire train ride there, Ben kept one hand over the same pocket,” Ms. Walsh stated. “I kind of knew something was up.”
The couple have been married April 22 at Holy Family St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Brooklyn earlier than the Rev. Rafael Perez, a Roman Catholic priest, and 120 friends, whom they required to be vaccinated.
Among the attendees have been the groom’s mother and father, Hoang-Oanh Nguyen and Thu Nguyen of Silver Spring, Md., each of whom immigrated from Vietnam to the U.S. throughout the Vietnam War. Also current have been the bride’s mother and father, Joan Walsh and Michael Walsh of Vienna, Va.
“Ben and I have had so many wonderful days together,” the bride stated just a few hours after marrying the groom.
“But nothing tops today,” she added. “Today is the best day of them all.”