Video: SD paramedic proposes to nurse while getting COVID-19 vaccine

Sanford Health Paramedic and EMS Supervisor Robbie Vargas-Cortes surprised Nurse Eric Vanderlee with a ring as Vanderlee was about to give him the vaccine


By Laura French

CANTON, S.D. — A South Dakota paramedic proposed to his boyfriend, a nurse, by surprising him during a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. 

Sanford Health Paramedic and EMS Supervisor Robbie Vargas-Cortes was scheduled to receive his vaccine at Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center on Dec. 23, and his boyfriend, Nurse Eric Vanderlee, would be the one to administer it, according to KCCI

To Vanderlee's surprise, when Vargas-Cortes rolled up his sleeve to receive the shot, there was a ring taped to his upper arm.

"Robby got his vaccine – and an enthusiastic yes from his now fiancé," Sanford Health wrote in a Facebook post. "Congratulations, Eric and Robby!"

Watch the video of the proposal below:

 
Sanford Health registered nurse gives fellow employee the vaccine, receives surprise in return

Eric Vanderlee, a registered nurse in Canton, South Dakota, has been helping administer the COVID-19 vaccine to local health care workers. But he noticed something strange when he went to give the shot to one fellow Sanford Health employee. Robby Vargas-Cortes, an EMS supervisor and Eric’s boyfriend, had an engagement ring taped to his arm. Robby got his vaccine – and an enthusiastic yes from his now fiancé. Congratulations, Eric and Robby!

Posted by Sanford Health on Thursday, December 31, 2020

 

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