Couple Married 72 Years Dies Holding Hands
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It’s right out of Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Notebook’, except, in this case, the story is true.
Gordon Yeager, 94, and his wife Norma, 90, took off from their tiny town of State Center, Iowa, on Wednesday to go into town, but never made it. A car accident sent the couple to the emergency room and intensive care unit with broken bones and other injuries. But, even in the hospital, their concerns were each other.
After a couple of days, when it became clear that their conditions were not improving, the couple – by request – was moved into a room together in beds side-by-side where they could hold hands. ‘They joined hands; his right hand, her left hand,’ one nurse said.
Gordon Yeager died that afternoon. Though he was no longer breathing, the family was surprised by what his monitor showed. ‘Why is it when we look at the monitor is his heart still beating?’, one doctor asked. ‘The nurse said Dad’s hand was picking up Mom’s heartbeat through her hand he was holding!’
‘We thought, ‘Oh my gosh, Mom’s heart is beating through him,’ their son said.
Norma Yeager died exactly an hour later.
Take a look at the video to see the rest of this amazing love story, guaranteed to touch your heart!