Illinois couple Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey are truly a match made in heaven.
They also have a pretty wonderful story about how they met to tell their grandkids someday! The compatible couple got together back in 2014, after Dempsey donated a portion of his liver to Krueger, whose life was hanging by a thread. LifeDaily brought you the story earlier this year and now the lovely couple has finally tied the knot.
It all began when Krueger was diagnosed with stage 4 liver disease in March 2014. The outcome was looking bleak for the young woman and doctors said she had less than a 50 percent chance of living more than two months, according to ABC News.
At this time, Dempsey heard about the then stranger’s story through his co-worker, who happened to be Heather’s cousin and was sharing the medical dilemma. When Chris heard about the tragedy the family was going through, he didn’t hesitate to get involved.
“I spent four years in the Marine Corps and learned there never to run away from anything. So I just said to myself, ‘Hey, if I can help, I’m going to help,’” he told CBS.
Soon Chris was taking the necessary tests to see if he was a viable candidate to donate a portion of his liver, and lucky for Heather, he was! The two met for lunch and discussed the donation. After, Dempsey said he had quite a bit to think through, but ultimately decided to go through with it.
After the surgery and recovery process, Dempsey had fallen for Kreuger. “He had told me at the beginning of everything, ‘You owe me absolutely nothing for this. We can go our separate ways if that’s what you want,’” Krueger told Today. “It was kind of like, we do have this special bond, but is this just because I’m sick that I’m feeling this way? You had to kind of separate that, but after the surgery, I realized it went beyond that.”
“It was kind of like, we do have this special bond, but is this just because I’m sick that I’m feeling this way? You had to kind of separate that, but after the surgery, I realized it went beyond that.”
Earlier this month, the happy couple married with their former doctors and medical staff present. The cousin that brought the two together served as a groomsman and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place.
The moral of this story is that you should always go out of your way to do something kind for somebody else, because you never know when you’re saving the life of your soulmate.
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