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Hospital Makes Exception And Allows Couple Married 68 Years To Be Together In Same Room
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Hospital Makes Exception And Allows Couple Married 68 Years To Be Together In Same Room

Imagine being separated from your loved one for the first time in over 50 years. For Tom and Arnisteen Clark, of Fayetteville, Georgia, it seemed that a stay at the Piedmont Hospital earlier this month would force them apart. Since both of them were on the orthopedic surgical floor where none of those rooms have double occupancy, they couldn’t be together.

“I just can’t be away from her,” 96-year-old Tom Clark, who hasn’t been apart from his wife since the Korean War, told the hospital’s staff. “She’s the finest woman in the world.”

The hospital agreed with Mr. Clark. “One [of] our managers, Tina, got some help with the clinical staff to go above and beyond to get special visitation rights,” said a hospital staffer. “He was able to sit there with her for a few hours every single day.” Mr. and Mrs. Clark, married 68 years, have since been released and moved to a rehab facility.

More info: piedmont.org | Facebook (h/t: abcnews)

Tom (96) and Arnisteen Clark (92) haven’t been apart since the Korean War

Image credits: Piedmont Fayette Hospital

They were told they’d have to stay in separate rooms during a recent hospital stay, and Tom said he “just can’t be away from her. She’s the finest woman in the world”

Image credits: The Clark family

Luckily, the hospital staff agreed to make a special exception for the two senior lover-birds as “it was clearly breaking their hearts”

Image credits: ABC News

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JaneSerlin
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7 years ago

Very touching and sweet. However, if I was put right next to my husband while trying to recuperate in the hospital, I would shoot myself.

TeresaRoste
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7 years ago

Lol you sound like my mom, this would be her quiet time

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sydney
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7 years ago

This is utterly inspiring/beautiful. This is love that will not take no for an answer.

DianaCovell
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7 years ago

Eternal love is so rare now in society. We get married and then decide to find another partner either while we are married or after the divorce.

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JaneSerlin
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7 years ago

Very touching and sweet. However, if I was put right next to my husband while trying to recuperate in the hospital, I would shoot myself.

TeresaRoste
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7 years ago

Lol you sound like my mom, this would be her quiet time

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sydney
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7 years ago

This is utterly inspiring/beautiful. This is love that will not take no for an answer.

DianaCovell
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7 years ago

Eternal love is so rare now in society. We get married and then decide to find another partner either while we are married or after the divorce.

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