This couple's marriage ended 20 years ago after 24 years of marriage and two children, still fulfilled their promises of “in sickness and in health” after Mary Zeigler provided ex-husband Bill Henrichs with a kidney.
The pair, who first met at 14 and wed at 18, said they remained cordial over the years for the sake of their children, who were 8 and 5 at the time of the divorce, and stayed close even after Henrichs remarried a few years later.
In February, Henrichs, who is now married to wife Linda, learned he needed a kidney, and Zeigler quickly stepped forward.
She spent the month prior to October’s transplant eating clean and drinking water.
The former couple said their children love telling others the story and that they hope it will inspire other exes.