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Photo Of Crying Old Couple Being Separated Goes Viral

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  • 3 years ago
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An ailing senior citizen couple were placed in two separate nursing homes. The photo of their sad separation is going viral. Now their story is moving hearts, minds, and possibly bureaucracy. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/join

"This is Wolf and Anita Gottschalk of Surrey, British Columbia. They have been married for 62 years, and they have been inseparable for almost all of that time. But for the last eight months, Wolf and Anita have been forced to live apart. Their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik, regularly drives her grandmother to visit her grandfather, but the the reunion — and the goodbyes — are always heartbreaking. Bartyik recently shared a photo of her grandparents saying their goodbyes, along with an explanation for why the pair have been separated, and it is moving the internet to tears.

Wolf, 83, was placed in a nursing home in January of this year after suffering from congestive heart failure. His wife, Anita, 81, currently lives in a different nursing home 30 minutes away. According to Bartyik, the family has been pleading with health care officials to get the couple reunited so that they can live together in the same nursing home, but to no avail. Bartyik blames the issue on "backlogs and delays by our health care system.””*

Read more here: http://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/blogs/photo-elderly-couples-heartbreaking-goodbye-sad-story-behind-it?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

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