The precious joys of life can sometimes fade away when your significant other does. In the case of this Texas couple, their love decided to move on into heaven, a place they now reside together.
In perfect divine timing, Leonard Cherry, 95 and his wife Hazel, 93, died hours apart on Oct. 27 after seventy-four years of marriage. The loss devastated the family but the clan also feel blessed that their parents are united in the hereafter together.
The couple’s 72-year-old son, David Cherry said to a local ABC news station that, “It’s kind of hard you know, you can’t pick up the phone and call them anymore, or call mother and can’t go by and see Dad. But they are with Jesus now.”
Leonard died close to 1 p.m. and Hazel went around 11 p.m. on Oct. 27. The son explained that, he’s happy that his father, who was living with his wife in an assistant living facility and was currently on hospice went so close together. Saying, “The two were always smiling and always deeply in love.”
The seven decade bond of amore and close time of death can be attributed to what scientists call the broken heart syndrome. In April of this year, the American Heart Association pointed out that the condition is real.
Explaining a variety of causes are the reasons behind it. Saying,”a real-life broken heart can actually lead to cardiac consequences. There are established ties between depression, mental health and heart disease.”
i just learned that broken heart syndrome is a real thing, like an actual medical condition. i feel so validated.
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A story from a few years ago on Today.com, explained that, “The death of a loved one, scientists discovered, can lead to a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline, which can cause the left side of the heart to suddenly balloon in size. While the enlarged side struggles to pump, the right side keeps pumping sometimes with even more forceful contractions.”
“The end result is something that looks very much like a heart attack from the outside, right down to the intense chest pain. The difference is that there is no blockage or clogged arteries causing the heart malfunction. And while most people come out of it OK, the syndrome can be fatal especially among those who are already frail.”
The high school sweethearts married in 1942 and shared a joyous life together.