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Saturday, 24 September 2016
WOW!!! Elderly couples who were sent to two different nursing homes have been reunited
The elderly Canadian couple who attracted international sympathy when they were separated to two different nursing homes has been reunited. Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk were sent to live in two separate nursing homes in August after 62 years in marriage, wiping their tears before they parted ways.
Now the two have been rejoined in the same Surrey, British Columbia nursing home, according to a social media announcement by their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik.
watch their reuniting video below...
“Thursday our family joyfully witnessed the reunification of Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk. Wolfram has finally been moved to the same facility as Anita at the residence at Morgan Heights,” Bartyik wrote on facebook.
“The reunion saw tears of joy for all involved. They can now be under the same roof for their remaning years, and we couldn’t be more grateful," Bartyik said.
Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk, 83 and 81, were sent to live in different nursing homes in late August after space ran out at the home where Wolfram was being treated for lymphoma.
Bartyik blamed “backlogs and delays by” the Canadian health care system for the separation of her grandparents, whom she endearingly refers to as “Omi and Opi.”
The tearful photo of their separation was shared more than 3,000 times.
Bartyik thanked “everyone around the world that liked, shared or discussed their story” and credited the international attention for their reunion.