OMG! Seniors Beat Health Scare and Despair By Surrendering To Cyberspace Love

It may sound trite to say, ‘Don’t give up’ to the seniors out there who are alone. Yet we were both on the verge of giving up when we met online, and we had some serious health problems to overcome.

As two lonely, isolated senior citizens, Donna Marie and John Peterson we were quite sure neither had a future—until they met online. The intimacy they shared in texts about health, finance and flickering dreams led to marriage and a desire to help other elders reach out in the darkness.

The authors of OMG! You Met on the Internet? (How an online romance conquered grief and depression while restoring faith in a higher power) now hope to help other seniors stay in the game and be open to love. (A FREE Kindle edition is available July 30, 2017 @ Amazon.com)

“It may sound trite to say, ‘Don’t give up’ to the seniors out there who are alone. Yet we were both on the verge of giving up when we met online, and we had some serious health problems to overcome,” says Donna Marie Peterson, who was bed-ridden in New York state when she met her husband-to-be.

After losing his wife of 52 years, John Peterson, of Washington state, was deeply depressed. His extended family tried to help, but he was inconsolable.

“I’d lay awake at night and wonder, why go on?” he says.

He found an online social network platform, and logged in using Lonely Farmer as his handle. Once he gained access, he searched for other seniors he might chat with. DL Saucy caught his eye, so he sent her a text and she responded.

Lonely Farmer: I recently lost my wife of 52 years and feel lost … and just need someone to write to …

DL Saucy: What’s your name I am Donna

Lonely Farmer: hi Donna my name is John

The unforeseeable romance that followed is narrated in their…

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