While some people choose to write their own wedding vows, many people choose to say the traditional vows. You know, the ones that include loving each other “in sickness and health” and “for better or worse.” Basically, the traditional vows include loving each other no matter what.

Traditional wedding vows also including vowing to stay married until either the husband or wife dies; however, if it’s true love, the surviving husband or wife just might do anything to keep their spouse alive.

Matthew Davis and his wife Danielle only knew each other for 2 months before they got married. They had only been married for 7 months when Matthew was in a motorcycle accident. He was hospitalized and in a coma for months.

Matthew’s doctor advised Danielle to pull the plug on her husband claiming that if he were in Matthew’s position that’s what he would want his wife to do. Danielle refused. She believed her husband could and would recover.

The doctor sent Matthew home to be cared for by his mother and Danielle. After several more months went by, he spoke for the first time. He told Danielle, “I’m trying.”

Matthew finally woke up, but that doesn’t mean he was completely better. He suffered from brain injuries and had no memory of Danielle. In fact, he had completely forgotten the past three years of his life.

Matthew feels incredibly grateful that he married Danielle before the crash. She was the one who fought for him and believed that he could survive and recover. She explained, “I knew that God could get us through that. I didn’t think that it was too big for God.”

Danielle told CBS, “If you believe in God, believe in God and take what you know to be true.”

Matthew added, “He put her in my life, so God knows what he’s doing.”

Watch the video below to learn more about Matthew’s odds-defying recovery.