This is the incredible story of Leonard and Hazel Cherry, a couple that lived by their vows and did the unimaginable together. Going through the tale of this husband and wife is part inspirational and part tragic. Not very often these days we hear stories about how great love endures and remains as strong as ever over the years. This story, of love and devotion between Hazel and Leonard is one of just that – total and unconditional love.
His son and grandson were interviewed in 2016 about the remarkable story of their parents and grandparents, respectively. Leonard and Hazel went through life from the 1940s through 2016 with a classic American family storyline that got abruptly side tracked due to a heartbreaking diagnosis. What makes this sorry even more unique is the end of it (which we will, obviously, leave for you to find out as we explain the story of this family along).
The generations that were created due to the strong love of this couple are going to resonate for many years to come. This couple is not going to be forgotten for lifetimes to come – tales like this one don’t come around every day. They taught us what true love looks like, and how when the going gets tough and distance is between two lovers, nothing can break their bond but them. The world has been taken by this story, its message, and the very unexpected end. Let us take you down memory lane, from 1942 and the meeting of these two high school sweethearts, to their marriage that withstood war, their family, and ultimately, the unbelievable conclusion to both of their lives that no one thought would be possible.
[post_page_title]Before it all[/post_page_title]
Leonard and Hazel met in high school when they were both freshman. Once they got together there was no separating the two. Hazel couldn’t take her eyes of off Leonard and he couldn’t do the same. These two lovers shared everything together, until a Dementia diagnosis nearly tore them apart and had the whole of the Cherry family devastated. We are going to start with the very beginning of this tale.