GOOD NEWS Couple Gets Engaged After Life-Saving Liver Transplant
A former Marine who gave a woman the liver transplant she needed didn’t realize he’d soon be sharing his heart with her, as well.
Heather Krueger and Christopher Dempsey of Illinois shared their incredible love story on Fox and Friends Weekend, right before Valentine’s Day.
Back in March 2014, Krueger was diagnosed with stage 4 liver disease. She went into liver failure two months later.
At that point, she was given less than a 50 percent chance to live for only two more months, she said.
That was when Dempsey heard about her predicament from a coworker, who happened to be Krueger’s cousin.
“I just thought, if I was in this situation, if somebody in my family was in this situation, I would want somebody to help out. So I decided that I was going to go get tested,” he said.
He was a match.
As the two spent more time together, they realized they were starting to have feelings for each other.
“She was going through this whole thing with a smile on her face, and I just thought that this was somebody I’d want to get to know,” Dempsey said.
The couple is now engaged to be married on Oct. 15.
As for Krueger? She’s “doing great,” she said with a smile.
Watch their inspiring interview with Heather Childers, above.