Hot Issues | 14 November 2015 11:39 CET

I Would Have Still Married my Sickle Cell Wife if Doctors Warned against it…Patrick Doyle

Veteran broadcaster and actor, Patrick Doyle, may have picked up the pieces of his life since the loss of his wife and son, but he is yet to come to terms that God allowed such situations befall him.

Not attempting to question God, the actor whose wife battled sickle cell disease until her death in 1999, stated during their time there were no marriage counselors around to educate people.

He also pointed that matters of the heart cannot be defined by medical practice and would have not stopped getting married to his wife even if medical report proved otherwise.

“I am a Christian and I cannot say I would not marry somebody that I am in love with because of health issues. Besides, during that time, we did not have anything like marriage counsellor and even if we did, it would not have deterred me from marrying someone because of health issues.

“I don't think that affairs of the heart are governed by medical reports. If you are getting married to somebody, you do not marry because of the person's health or for procreation reasons. You marry the person because she/he is your soul mate and it transcends beyond any medical report,” he said.

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