Arthur Schneider has been a devoted husband to his wife Rosemary for 68 years; now, he is also her hero. When a fire broke out in their home during a severe storm, the 90-year old-World War II Veteran rescued his wheelchair-bound wife — saving her life. Sadly, Rosemary has Parkinson’s and dementia and at the time of the fire, was in the back of the house.
Arthur felt his way through his smoke-filled home to find her. He then pushed her wheelchair onto the front porch determined to save her. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a wheelchair ramp on the front of the house — they were stuck. Despite a terrible limp and without his cane, Schneider ran across his large yard to his neighbor’s house to get help. Thankfully, they got her to safety.
The North Carolina couple met after World War II. They had nine children, 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. After almost 70 years of love, Arthur is now also Rosemary’s caregiver.
The New York Daily News reported their daughter Bernadette Such said, “My dad is a saint. I told him you’ll go straight to heaven for what he’s done for her the last two or three years.”
H/T – New York Daily News