Chuck and Suzie: A Heart-Healthy Love Affair

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing the story of Chuck and Suzie Dornbach, whose love for one another includes supporting each other’s heart-healthy habits.

For 34 years, Chuck and Suzie Dornbach have done nearly everything together — including attending each other’s doctor’s appointments. 

“We are absolutely, totally devoted to each other,” Suzie says. “I told my doctor I want to live for another 200 years and I want Chuck to live another 200 years.”

The lovebirds met the “old fashioned way” — through mutual friends at a saloon. They have been together ever since.

RELATED:  Beyond Chest Pain: Recognizing the Signs of a Heart Attack

“We really like being together,” Chuck says, “and it’s a joy to wake up and it’s a joy to go to bed.” 

Life threw them a curve when Chuck went to Renown to have his heart checked. During a test, he had a heart attack on the table.

“I have five stents in my right coronary artery,” Chuck says. “I was 99 percent blocked.” 

After a hospital stay, Chuck completed his rehabilitation at Renown.

During his rehab, a nurse asked Suzie if she wanted her blood pressure checked.

“Come to find out,” Suzie says, “I had gone from always having low blood pressure to high blood pressure, which was a surprise.”

Suzie has cut salt from her diet, while Chuck has cut sugar and fat from his diet.

“The thing that’s nice about this is that we are both able to walk together. And we egg each other on,” says Suzie.

This Valentine’s Day, we toast to Chuck and Suzie. Here’s to many more heart-healthy years together!

RELATED:  Heart Failure Risks: Expecting the Unexpected

5 responses to “Chuck and Suzie: A Heart-Healthy Love Affair”

  1. Sam Tower says:

    This is amazing and totally awesome! What you see here is Love in it’s purest form. Way to support each other!

  2. I had the pleasure of meeting Chuck and Suzie while walking my dog along the river. We talked for almost an hour, they were invigorating and delightful!.

    They are truly committed to each other and living their Best Life.

    Here’s to you Chuck and Suzie!
    Happy Velentine’s Day.

  3. I had the pleasure of meeting Chuck and Suzie while walking my dog along the river. We talked for almost an hour, they are invigorating!
    They are an amazing couple and so committed to each other and living their Best Life.

    Here’s to you Chuck and Suzie!

  4. Oscar Mora says:

    You honestly couldn’t have picked a more perfect couple to feature. I love Chuck and Sue, they’re a couple of the most genuine people I have ever met. I am glad I can say that they are my friends.

  5. Karin Morris says:

    They are darling and I hope they DO live another 200 years!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *