English patient reunion: British family returns to Fresno for doctor's wedding

The Fresno BeeFebruary 12, 2014 

In July 2010, Marina Hambly and Patrick Hoare were vacationing with 11-month-old daughter Lily at Yosemite National Park when Hoare had a massive stroke.

Hoare, then 48, was flown to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. He would be a patient there for eight weeks. Each day, Hambly would go to the hospital with Lily. Hospital staff soon began taking turns babysitting the child while Hambly sat with Hoare. At night, mother and child stayed at the Fresno home of Pat's neurologist, Dr. Tanya Warwick. In February 2014, they returned to Fresno to be guests at the Valentine's Day wedding of Dr. Warwick. The Bee's Barbara Anderson, who covered the British family's story in 2010, gathered this video of the reunion.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6310, banderson@fresnobee.com or @beehealthwriter on Twitter.

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