One of the most difficult things we could ever go through in life is losing someone we love because they died. Nobody knows this better than Danielle Gibson, who had to say goodbye to her husband Tony after he was diagnosed with a brain disorder.
In the video that you see below, which has gone viral, you get to watch her singing Amazing Grace to her husband one last time before he dies. Suddenly, this young mother of four was being as strong she possibly could for a moment that was special on so many different levels.
Tony Gibson was diagnosed with what is the human form of mad cow disease. In order to make sure that he was taking care of as well as their children, Danielle had to be strong for both of them. After all, they have two young daughters and newborn twins.
When Tony first started exhibiting symptoms in 2017, his memory deteriorated quickly. Danielle said: “He would get so confused I would have to label the rooms in our home. We tried getting a diagnosis for months, but no one could figure out what was going on.”
That is when the doctors at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center were able to diagnose him with Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease. He may have gotten the disease from genetics or perhaps from eating bad meat. Nobody is really sure.
What is known is that it wasn’t long before the 33-year-old father of four started to deteriorate. He lost his memory, his ability to read, and finally his ability to move. When Danielle was informed that her husband was wandering around near the airport in Nashville, it was then that they realize the extent of the problem. He had forgotten where he parked the car.
Danielle had to sort everything out in her head or she claims she would have lost her mind. Even though Tony was only given about six months to live, he continued to hang on and was as strong as he could possibly be.
Danielle stayed with the kids as well as her husband and then one day, she sang Amazing Grace to him. It was his favorite hymn.
I don’t think anyone would say that becoming a widow is easy. She had to cope with her grief as well as with the challenge of having to raise the children on her own.
For a moment during the time that she was singing the song, however, she could tell that he was being comforted. He opened his eyes and looked at her but unfortunately, it would be her last opportunity to sing to him.
Tony died three days later on January 30, 2019. She will always have this memory to keep with her, and you can share the moment by watching the video.