When couples stand before their family and friends and promise to remain by each other’s side in sickness and in health, no one ever assumes that sickness will become a true part of the equation. But for the couple in this story, they were unable to live a life devoid of disease and the results are heartbreaking.
Loved ones being stricken with diseases is one of the worst things that we can experience and watching the people we care about slowly die in front of us is a powerless feeling. If our significant others become ill, all we can do is offer our support and remain by their side as much as possible.
storm game ft. momma newman pic.twitter.com/sLh0j7tiKw
— kenna (@mackenna_newman) April 26, 2015
However, there are certain diseases that require the person who is experiencing them to remain isolated at all times. When a person is placed in isolation, this leads to loneliness and it also becomes hard for them to face their illness alone.
If a loved one cannot be with those who matter to them most, fighting a disease becomes all the more difficult. Marci Newman’s thyroid cancer caused her to require radiation treatment and she’s not able to spend time with her family during the ensuing isolation period.
My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I'm crying pic.twitter.com/rucH9HfDvk
— kenna (@mackenna_newman) April 14, 2017
Her husband Jon was not going to let this deter him and he set up a desk at his wife’s door, so that he could keep her company during this ordeal. This father’s unbelievable display of true love immediately went viral and while Marci is slated to return to her normal job as a sixth grade teacher soon, we will never forget Jon’s selflessness.
This loving husband proves that there is no emotion in this world that is stronger than true love and if you appreciated this gesture as much as we did, be sure to share it with your closest friends and family members on Facebook.