A Monroe County couple gets life-saving surgeries within days of each other.

Nancy and Edinson were surprised when they were told Edinson would need heart surgery, but even more surprised when Nancy, an avid kick boxer and healthy eater, was told the same thing. A doctor from their team at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono says it's extremely rare to perform the same surgery on a husband and wife within the same week. However, the couple says the fact they did it together made them a stronger support system for the other because they knew what they were both going through.

Nancy says she hopes the story of their experience serves as a reminder to the community that this can happen to anyone so you should listen to what your body is telling you.