Heart transplant leads to romance for couple who fall in love at a hospital

TODAY | A Palowski

Through illness and recovery, Debbie Lewis captured both of Bill Corey’s hearts.

The couple met and fell in love at a hospital — not exactly a romantic spot to find a mate and the last thing both expected at this stage in their lives.

Bill, 56, was suffering from heart failure and needed a mechanical pump to survive as he awaited a heart transplant.

Debbie, 58, was a patient care technician at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, helping people walk around and move about as they recovered from their surgeries.

Their lives first intersected in 2014, the first of Bill’s four stays at Nebraska Medicine. Today, they’re engaged and planning their wedding in September.

“I’m totally surprised, but I couldn’t be happier,” Debbie told TODAY. “I had no intentions of ever getting married again, ever, and I think he felt the same way.” VIDEO Continue reading
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