Organ transplant patients fall in love during recovery

Organ transplant patients fall in love during recovery

  • Bobby Channell and Faith Crouch met in Nora’s Home while recuperating from their organ transplant surgeries.
  • Bobby and Faith got a second chance at life after getting heart and lung transplants, respectively.
  • The two drew strength from each other and eventually fell in love and started dating.

Love blossomed between two transplant patients who were recuperating after their surgeries.

Back in 2003, doctors informed Bobby Channel that he only had months to live. But Bobby never gave up and continued using a pacemaker, defibrillator, and other devices to keep his heart pumping over the years.

Finally, on January 13, Bobby got the news he was waiting for: the heart he needed for a transplant. Prior to and after his surgery, Bobby and his family stayed at Nora’s Home in Houston, Texas, a place where organ transplant patients and their families can stay during recovery.

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Bobby shared, “My family was there with me through the whole thing.”

He added that he also had faith — and not just the spiritual kind. He had met his soulmate, Faith Crouch.

Organ transplant patients fall in love during recovery
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Born with cystic fibrosis, Faith went through three different transplant lists until she received new lungs in September 2020.

She also went to Nora’s Home for her recovery. There, she lived across the hall from Bobby.

Bobby recalled, “The first time I saw Faith, I went and told my mother, ‘There’s this girl here and she’s really cute.'”

Organ transplant patients fall in love during recovery
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The pair eventually fell in love and started dating.

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Bobby shared, “We definitely want to be together.”

Faith added, “It gets really hard to not be together now.”

Organ transplant patients fall in love during recovery
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Nora’s Home has housed over 1,400 families during their transplant journey, with each patient expressing their gratitude for a second chance at life by decorating tiles.

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The nonprofit, which opened its doors in 2013, has since served over 10,000 meals. They have also created a loving network of fellowship, interaction, resources, and emotional support.

Congratulations on your recovery, Bobby and Faith! We wish you all the best.

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