A New York City husband's immense relief was caught on video after his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was found after having been missing for days.
Scott Kegelman has been married to Debreh Gilbert for 24 years. The devoted husband wept with joy Wednesday as he was told in a phone call that Gilbert was safe at New York City hospital.
“You found her? I can’t believe it! Oh, fantastic, where is she? Where is she?” Kegelman said before the person on the other end informed him that his wife was at a St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.
Gilbert, who suffers from the debilitating form of dementia at the age of 63, had been in the hospital psych unit since Sunday.
Hospital personnel realized their patient was Kegelman's wife after nurse Shauna Hall recognized the missing woman from a TV news report.
When husband and wife were finally reunited, Kegelman said she was just as ecstatic as he was when he learned she was okay.
"I got a lot of special angels but she's my new savior," he said.