“135th story”


Pegah was the head nurse of the surgical department of a hospital.


Pegah says:

Between all the patients on the crowded floor, a couple drew my attention. The wife was sick, and the husband brought her from their village to the big town for her critical surgery. She had a tumor in her brain, and it was going to be a very complicated operation.


The wife insisted on going home and said she doesn’t need surgery. She reminded her husband that they couldn’t afford the hospital, and for a fifty percent chance of surviving, it won’t be smart to do the surgery.


Out of their conversations, I figured that they have two children, their daughter was in university and their son in high school. Every night the husband called from a payphone in the hallway to his son, and the conversation was always the same: “Your mother is fine, we will come home soon. Did you water mother’s plants? Keep the house clean, and you know how important it is to her. Take care of yourselves.”


After a long stressful surgery, the wife came out alive, and everything went well. I saw the joy and happiness in the husband’s face. He sat beside his wife’s bed until she opened her eyes.”

The husband’s eyes were playing firework out of happiness. He jumped towards the payphone again and was sending the same message to his son.


I was passing by and saw the husband talking, without holding the phone. He pointed at me to please don’t say a word.

Then he whispered: “We sold the house to pay for her surgery. I didn’t want her to worry. Now that she is well again, everything will be alright, that’s all I wanted.”


I have seen many flowers, candies, and teddies to show love to their loved ones in this hospital. But I have never seen a pure love like this before.


Being a genuinely human and love someone indeed is just beautiful and priceless.

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  1. There is nothing as precious as love and life…

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  2. This was a soothing read, witnessing the love between them.

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  3. There is nothing as sweet as true love in life. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story.

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  4. Beautiful story. Indeed all that some do for love! 🙂 It is pure and unselfish

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  5. An inspirational story, Laleh, much needed now. Cheers!!

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  6. I wonder why on Earth people have to pay for surgery. Maybe I’m just an old socialist.

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  7. Sadly, here in the USA, selling our home is the only option for many families when faced with a life-threatening illness that requires surgery and hospitalization.

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  8. My heart gets warmer after reading this story. Beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful story.. thank you.. 💛

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  10. What a beautiful genuine love..

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  11. Il vero amore non conosce confini, crea sogni per dare gioia.
    Questo davvero è stato un grande gesto d’amore.
    Salvare una vita vale sempre un sacrificio.

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  12. This met me on a cold nights conversation with my spouse… I loved reading about love and sacrifice in this piece 🙏

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  13. What a precious story, Laleh!

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  14. I’m extremely impressed along with your writing skills and also with the format to your blog. Is that this a paid theme or did you customize it your self? Anyway stay up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today.


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