Real Life Love: This man fought to save his wife's life
Welcome to Real Life Love, a video series that shares the love stories of five different couples, including how they met, when they knew they found "the one" and how their relationships have stood the test of time.
Mary and Robert Wolff once were forced to say their goodbyes, but today, they're as strong as ever.
Mary Wolff was born with a rare liver disease called chronic biliary atresia. Her liver ended up working until she was 38, which was when she was told she needed to have an immediate transplant.
"On the way home [from the doctor], I looked at her and grabbed her by the hand, and I sat there and I said, 'Wouldn't it be romantic if I was your donor?'" Robert recalled.
Robert was tested and unfortunately, found that he was not a match. From that moment on, he made it his mission to find his wife the perfect donor. "I basically lived, slept and dreamt about finding her a match," Robert said.
Mary prepared and said her goodbyes, when through more searching and more testing, Robert found another way he in fact could be the donor Mary needed.
Robert donated part of his liver to Mary, ultimately saving her life.
"Overcoming everything that we've been through has just made our bond so much stronger. I just feel like we can get through anything," Mary said.
She added, "Not many people can say it, but I have a piece of my husband inside of me."
Watch the video above for their full story in today's episode of Real Life Love, and make sure to check out other episodes here.