Having children after getting married is the best part of one’s life. But what if your children suffer from unknown diseases at the age of two. It shatters your heart, doesn’t it? Well, the same thing has happened to the child of NBC host Richard Engel and his wife, Mary. Without further ado, let’s talk about them.
The news correspondent of the NBC, Richard Engel was a happy man when he and his wife, Mary, had a small baby boy, Henry Thomas, in the September of 2015. However, the couple’s happiness quickly turned to despair as their son, just on the verge of his second year, suffered from an incurable life-long disease, Rett Syndrome.
It was in South Korea. Richard was on a news expedition with the US troops when he got the doctor’s call saying that the disease is severe and cannot be treated. The news correspondent recalls it as the worst day of his life.
During the approach of Henry’s second birthday, he found it hard to clap, walk, or sit up straight. The couple tested their son for genetic testing and had to hear the heartbreaking news.
The couple professed their griefs to prepare Henry for his life afterward. He is given physical therapies, and practical plans to outlive the disease.
Richard Engel married Mary Forrest on 30th May 2015 at the City Hall. The news of their wedding was put up on the Twitter of the news correspondent.
According to the Page Six, Richard met Mary in 2010 when she was a producer on Martha Stewart’s show. During the show, the correspondent came out in a guest appearance. The correspondent then got in a relationship with Mary for some time and then got married in a small civil ceremony at the City Hall.
The couple was enjoying their life with their first child, Henry Thomas. But, recently, their son was diagnosed with the Rett Syndrome. The disease is rare and incurable as it affects the development of the brain and causes the inability to use muscles.
This disease has made the couple’s relationship a lot stronger than it was in the past. They have been continuously making time for their son for physical therapies and have been making plans for their son’s better future.