Stan And Phyllis' Inspiring Love Story Shows Marriage Can't Be Destroyed By Dementia


May 11, 2018 10:59 By Fabiosa

When someone suffers from dementia, they no longer see the world the way they used to. They eventually lose an ability to remember, solve problems, and think.

As a result, they completely depend on other people for basic activities of daily living. And Phyllis Feener is definitely lucky to have a loving and caring husband by her side.

This is her story

Stan and Phyllis have been married for more than 3 decades. But their lives changed in 2012 when the family received an awful news. Phyllis, who was 53 at that time, was diagnosed with young-onset dementia.

Actually, she had memory loss troubles at work. Phyllis thought it was all because of menopause.

But when she could no longer work normally, the woman turned to doctors. And it turned out it was dementia that made her forget things.

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Over the past five years, her husband, Stan, has been her full-time carer. He makes every effort to ensure Phyllis gets the comfort she needs. Stan works from home so that he can always care for his wife.

His love is so strong that the couple’s daughter, Kelli Taylor, could not help but share a sweet tweet devoted to her parents. On Twitter, she posted a picture of her mom and dad and wrote a heartwarming caption that struck a raw nerve and made the post go viral:

She doesn’t always remember his name but she knows she is safe with him. If that’s not true love, I don’t know what is.

Unfortunately, there’s no cure for the condition. Today, Phyllis’ condition is so bad she can’t be left alone. And it’s starting to get difficult for her husband to care for her well all the time.

That is why the family created a GoFundMe page to raise much needed money for further care.

Of course, Kelli’s post highlighting the strong love of her parents attracted the attention of social media users. Many people rushed to Twitter to wish the family well and share their own stories of their family members struggling with the health condition.

Here are some of the touching tweets shared

This story shows us that marriage can’t be destroyed by dementia!

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