When Mary Ziegler promised Bill Henrichs to be there for him “in sickness and in health” 20 years ago, she truly meant it. So even though the former childhood sweethearts ended their 24 years of marriage, she still hasn’t forgotten her promise.
Mary clearly proved that there is no need to be hating on your former spouse after a divorce. In fact, when she learned that her ex-husband was in need of a kidney donation, the 62-year-old woman says she didn’t hesitate to help.
Mary and Bill, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, first started dating when they were just 14 years old. They got married when they turned 18, only to divorce 24 years later after both grew up and apart from each other.
But despite the outcome of their marriage, the pair decided to maintain a friendship.
“We kind of made a commitment at the time to get along. And to not do anything poorly to each other and to the kids. You know all those bad divorce things, we agreed not to do that.”
“I always say that Bill never left our family, but his wife Linda joined it. I consider Linda a gift to my kids and me, and to Bill, and one of the best things that ever happened to all of us.”
Their tight bond was strengthened even more when Mary volunteered to donate her kidney to Bill, who had been living with kidney failure for a while. She ended up being a perfect match to be his donor.
“One of our issues when we were married is I’m super-athletic and into health and fitness and wellness and this guy wasn’t. So I was going to remind you… Aren’t you glad?”
“That YOU stayed (healthy)?” Henrichs replied. “Yeah, I guess so.”
Mary was such in good shape after surgery that she got back to work full time just three weeks later.
As for Bill, he is doing just fine, too.
“I don’t think what I did was too amazing,” Mary said. “I was thrilled to be able to do it. To do it for, not just him, but for my kids and for Linda, everybody.”
11-Year-Old Boy Saves Unconscious Man Twice His Size From The Bottom Of A Pool
A police officer said, ” I have never seen anything like this. A child saving an adult from drowning is something I never even considered.”
It has been proven time and time again that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, the hero of this story is an 80-pound 11-year-old boy.
Advaik Nandikotkur was hanging out at the pool of his apartment building with his family when the man sank to the bottom of the deep end, his arms outstretched and his eyes wide from eight feet down in the water. When no one else was capable of saving the drowning man, the young boy quickly took into action after his mother, Lalitha Mareddy, told him to get in and help.
British Woman And Italian Man Fell In Love Using Google Translate
The pair were smitten with each other so much that they didn’t allow the language barrier to stop their connection.
Ah, love. They say it makes you do some crazy things just to make the relationship work. Some people would even travel the world just to find and be with that person that they love. But what if you fall for someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you do?
Cultural differences - beliefs, language, etc. - could make or break a relationship. But one British woman and Italian man were determined to make things work and relied on Google translate.
5 Million Indian Women Form 385-Mile Human Chain To Promote Equality
“Kerala has built a wall of resistance against the dark forces that wish to push women back to the dark ages.”
Women are doing whatever they can to promote equality around the world. On the first day of 2019, five million Indian women decided to make a powerful statement. They lined the streets to form a 385-mile human chain calling for gender equality and women's rights.
The human chain was formed in the state of Kerala in India. Five million women gathered on January 1, 2019, holding out their fists in solidarity with their sisters. The event brought in ladies of all ages, caste, and walks of life in an effort to promote equality. In addition to that, the Indian women called for the right to enter Kerala’s Sabarimala temple without having to worry about violence from male believers.
Female students lined up on the street to support the Women's Wall.