A Love Story

By: Sarah Batista
By: Sarah Batista

April 29, 2005

After years of battling loneliness and depression, a Crozet couple found happiness in each other, despite their disabilities.

It's been six years since 61-year-old Daniel Eubanks lost his sight to diabetes. He was devastated.

"Within a period of eight months it got dark and it never did get daylight again," said Daniel.

That is until two years ago when Daniel met Linda. The two lived in the same apartment complex. Both were divorced and lonely.

"Her aid quit and I started taking care of her, taking out the trash, helping with odd end things," he said.

Linda sits in a wheelchair, a late result of a stroke she suffered many years ago. But not long after Daniel began helping her, the two realized their friendship had blossomed into something else. The couple wed on October 2, 2004.

"I was happy, I was on top of the world," said Daniel.

"I'm much happier now," said Daniel's wife Linda.

Since their wedding, the Eubanks day's are filled with laughter and joy. The two have learned to pick up where the other lacks. Daniel helps her cook; she helps him with his woodwork.

"She's my eyes and I'm her legs."

Their love is one pieced together to last.


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