If you’ve been married for over 40 years, you could say that you’ve been through a lot together.
But for Robert and Janice Beecham, that would be an understatement.
They have been married for 46 years and this year, after a string of back-to-back health issues, they are happy to report, they beat them all.
“It’s a blessing to be here because a lot of people didn’t make it,” Janice told CNN.
According to CNN, Robert and Janice had been following the safety rules but Robert started to feel symptoms of Covid-19.
A week and a half later he still wasn’t feeling well so the couple got tested for the virus.
The next day, on March 25, he called his son and agreed to be taken to the hospital.
“He knew me agreeing without a fight meant that I was feeling pretty terrible,” he said.
Robert was admitted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas alone, and found out the next day that he was COVID-19 positive.
Robert told the doctor about having two strokes, one in 2012 and 2016, and missing out on an anniversary.
He found himself in the same situation this year, so his doctor, Dr. Satyam Nayak, decided to use that as motivation to get him home.
Dr. Nayak came up with a plan where Robert could go home and get the care he needed from his wife. He made it home in time for their April 15 anniversary.
This year was not only special because Robert had recovered from COVID, but his wife had also recovered from several health challenges herself.
Janice had just recovered from having surgery in February after finding out about