He had an aortic aneurysm rupture and he was saved after going through a life saving surgery. As his condition improved, he became more interactive.
During his prolonged hospital stay we started to know him apart from his illness. We came to know that he was a man who had been through a lot. His life stories became our life connections.
I think the stories of our lives are the most sacred human link; whether a connection or communication between man to man or God to man, as shown in many books of man and Books of God.
To some, human stories are interesting as we share, finding ourselves as being one of the characters in others stories. A connection or bond of victims or victors made via story telling, and in the process of sharing stories, we learn something useful such as to live on in another story to be told.
What life destroys, love resurrects; that was the story of a man who survived a surgery.