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Newlyweds stuck in Mexico after bride falls dangerously ill on honeymoon

"Her heart rate was dangerously high, her blood pressure dangerously low. Her white blood count was through the roof, so her body was fighting the infection that was in there and making her septic."

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Friends, family and strangers are rallying around a newlywed couple stuck in a Cancun, Mexico, hospital after the bride fell ill on their honeymoon.

Sweethearts since their days in high school in western Pennsylvania, Christine and Matt Roth were married on July 4.

"That day was a perfect day, nobody could have asked for it to be better," said best man, Brandon Dekort.

"They are just the most kind people I have ever got to know, and they deserve the world," said maid of honor Courtney Stinebiser.

Stinebiser said just two days later, Christine fell seriously ill in Cancun.

"She has a 104.5 fever in the middle of the night, rash and couldn't move her feet," Stinebiser said.

Christine was rushed to the ER. Tests and scans ruled out meningitis and encephalitis, but there was no explanation for what caused the bacterial infection making her so sick.

"Her heart rate was dangerously high, her blood pressure dangerously low. Her white blood count was through the roof, so her body was fighting the infection that was in there and making her septic," said Stinebiser.

Matt, a nurse, told his friends Christine, a physician assistant, was receiving excellent medical care.

"Both of them being in the health care field definitely made a difference. Not only did he agree with what they're doing, but he understood the whole process," said Dekort.

"His faith has never wavered. He said it the whole time, his personal faith and his faith in God's love for Christine is what carried him through this entire time, and he relied on those two things," said Stinebiser.

Now they're relying on people flooding a GoFundMe page to get Christine home.

"There's so much support from people. People I never even heard of are willing to donate upwards of thousands of dollars for the best treatment possible," said Stinebiser.

Stinebiser says Christine's heart rate is slowly starting to stabilize.

As they are staying positive, they're asking people to donate to the GoFundMe dedicated to help. The page can be found here.