Unforgotten Love, Columbus Man Visits Wife Battling Alzheimer’s Disease
COVID-19 QUARANTINE KEEPS MURRAY AND BARBARA BRADFIELD APART
While some families are quarantining together during COVID-19, others with health issues are forced to stay apart. 92-year-old Murray Bradfield lives at Covenant Woods Senior Living Center, and he wanted nothing more than to see his wife Barbara, who is battling Alzheimer’s Disease at Brookdale Columbus Memory Care. The couple has been married for over 75 years.
Covenant Woods and Brookdale partnered together for Murray and other residents to provide a drive-by opportunity to visit their loved ones. People honked their horns and waved hello, while others held up signs. Murray was worried that Barbara might have forgotten him.
“She still remembers me and I’m being blessed,” said Murray. “I’m going to cherish this and I’m going to remember it.”
Murray is a frequent visitor to Brookdale Columbus, normally driving over himself. This drive-by, even if it was only for a few minutes, did not let COVID-19 keep this couple apart.
“Over 75 years of life together, and I’m not ready to give that up.”