Couple Married Nearly 74 Years Has Life-Saving Heart Surgery on Same Day

For nearly 75 years, Raymond and Maizie Huggins have done everything together. And that wasn’t about to change just because they needed heart surgery.

The Huggins, both in their 90s, suffered from coronary artery disease.

The stents that doctors put in last year had begun to fail and time was running out for the couple, family members told Fox 8.

Then, a new heart valve replacement surgery became available and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic placed the couple at the top of the list.

Like everything else in their life, the couple had their surgeries together this week.

The Huggins will celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary in October, the station reported.

Fox 8 News in Cleveland contributed to this report.