John Fugelsang grew up Catholic.
Today he’s a comedian with a set about his family.
She was sent to Malawi to work with leprosy patients.
He wrote her every week with news from America.
When she finally came back to the U.S. …
But he didn’t take no for an answer.
Finally, she left the convent.
Two months later they were married on a southern Army base.
After 16 years as a nun, she had one gray dress and $200.
They settled in Long Island, N.Y., to raise a family.
Just before his 70th birthday, he was weakened by a serious heart attack.
He heard about an Israeli-Thai heart treatment in Bangkok. So the former priest put his faith in Buddhist and Jewish doctors.
He wanted more time with her.