When Sarah Ray got walked down the aisle to marry her longtime boyfriend, Paul, she never thought she would be responding to tragedy just minutes later.
Ray, a paramedic with Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services, got married in a church in Clarksville, Tenn. on Saturday, Oct. 10. On the way to the reception, her grandparents and father got into an accident with a driver that ran a red light and slammed into their car. Word of the incident got back to Sarah and her brand new husband Paul -- who is also a paramedic -- and they both rushed to the scene.
Although her grandfather and father were okay, her 72-year-old grandmother was sent to the hospital -- but before, Ray stayed with her to make sure she was OK. "I went in and checked on her to see how she was doing," she says in an interview with Nashville's News Channel 5. "She was upset that she 'ruined my day' and I told her that it wasn't her fault."
Her grandmother is doing well back home in Indiana, and meanwhile, Ray is getting a lot of attention for the photo snapped at the scene of her wedding day heroism. The picture already has more than 12,000 likes and more than 5,300 shares on Facebook. "I don't know that what I did was special, I was just making sure my family was OK ... I just happened to be in a wedding dress."
Watch Ray and her mother speak of the experience in a video below.