Doctors did not expect 89-year-old Norma Cook to live past the holidays. The elderly woman was diagnosed with leukemia.
Additionally, pneumonia and breathing problems forced her to spend two months in the hospital.
Following her release, doctors told her she couldn’t live on her own without 24-hour care. It seemed that Norma’s options were limited, and with her health declining, she needed to find help soon.
Luckily, she received it from an unlikely source: her 31-year-old neighbor, actor Chris Salvatore, who lived just across the hall.
Chris started by raising funds for his neighbor, whom he considers to be like a grandmother, through a GoFundMe page.
But when he heard that she couldn’t come back to her home, he offered her a place in his! Now, the two happily live together, and Chris is taking such good care of Norma. She’s thriving, miraculously exceeding her doctors’ expectations and surviving longer than they expected.