98-Year-Old Walks 12-Mile Round Trip Every Day to Visit Wife in Hospital

By Li Yen, Epoch Times
January 6, 2019 Updated: January 6, 2019

A 98-year-old man’s love for his wife runs deep, and nothing could stop him from walking 6 miles to visit her in hospital.

Korean War veteran Luther Younger, of Rochester, New York, has the habit of walking everywhere.

And one Tuesday in mid-August 2018, he made his way to visit his wife of 50 years, Waverlee, at Strong Memorial Hospital, on foot.

Waverlee, who is paralyzed, has battled brain cancer since 2009.

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Lutheta Younger 发布于 2015年7月26日周日

In fact, the sprightly Younger, who’s just shy of being a centenarian, had been walking to and fro the hospital every day for the past two weeks.

“I can drive him. He just doesn’t want to wait; he’s impatient,” Younger’s daughter, Lutheta Younger, told Yahoo Lifestyle.

Lutheta Younger 发布于 2018年8月15日周三

That day, Younger started out from Chili Avenue, and when he was walking along the side of I-390, Dan Bookhard happened to drive past.

Bookhard saw Younger, and though he didn’t know the elderly man, he decided to give him a lift.

“My upbringing; when you see somebody elderly, when you see somebody struggling when it’s raining… I had to pick him up and I couldn’t be one of the ones who would just drive by,” Bookhard told Spectrum News.

And despite Younger being 98 years young, he unwaveringly paid his dear wife a visit at the hospital, and said, “I ain’t nothing without my wife.”

“She’s the best cup of tea I ever had,” he added. “She would come in and kiss me and say ‘baby’ and feed me in the bed, and this is what I need right here.”

Lutheta Younger 发布于 2018年8月15日周三

Ever sweeter, the devoted Younger would stay overnight in the hospital and wouldn’t leave his wife’s side.

“You know, he just wants the best for my mom,” Lutheta Younger said.

Lutheta Younger 发布于 2016年5月8日周日

Without a doubt, for the sake of his wife, Younger will continue to go the extra mile.

Fortunately, all is well with Waverlee.

“She is not on the ventilator anymore and is doing very well, she looks good. I have to honestly say that my mother is a very strong woman and she continues to fight daily,” Lutheta Younger updated on the GoFundMe page, which she set up for her dad.

Lutheta Younger 发布于 2016年6月20日周一

Waverlee, Godspeed in your recovery to full health!

The couple is living proof that pure love still exists.

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