Love Seemed Easy For Them, But It Would Be Tested After His Diagnosis.
Time Goes By
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Time passed, as it tends to do, and Hazel and Leonard grew older and moved closer to retirement. David grew up, as well, and before too long he moved out of Fort Worth. David even began starting a family of his very own. Since they wanted to be closer to their grand kids, they moved from the city to Woodway, Texas. They were willing to move anywhere, just as long as they got to be near their grandchildren. Unfortunately, their happiness would soon be greatly tested.
The Man They Knew Was Almost Gone
Leonard made several visits to the doctor. Sadly, he was given some horrible news. Leonard had dementia. Of course, this news devastated his family. They were heartbroken when they heard his diagnosis, and as Leonard began losing his memory, and suffered speech difficulties, his family felt powerless. The Leonard that his family had known for so long, was slowly disappearing right in front of them. He moved closer to death, but Hazel had a plan to save it.
Having her husband in a nursing home, Hazel knew that she needed to try to make his lasting days as happy as possible. Hazel decided to move into the nursing home with her husband, despite what their family thought. Their rooms were in the same hall, and she made visits to him every day. “She was with him every day and ate lunch with him in his room," David said. "There was no question that their love was always there.”
Tragedy Takes Control
Things were starting to look up, but sadly, tragedy struck the family again. In October of 2016, Hazel passed away. "She started getting tired and weaker," David said of his mother's condition. David was put into the terribly sad situation of having to tell his dad the unfortunate news. What happens next just goes to show how the world works in mysterious ways. David made the call to the nursing home to speak to his father, but the nurses had something to tell him, as well.
They Wouldn't Be Alone
When David called the nursing home, he was given some surprising news. Before he could tell his father about Hazel, David found out that his father had passed away, as well. What an unbelievable coincidence! They couldn’t spend even one night on Earth without their other half. “I’m not sure how it worked, but [Leonard] knew what happened," he said of the almost supernatural occurrence. "He had a connection. He could feel [Hazel die]."
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