Two hospital volunteers talk about their chance meeting leading to marriage

[ABC Newspapers, February 16, 2023] Valentine’s Day brings to mind the many places love can bloom: a chance meeting at the bar, under a starry night sky in a beautiful park… volunteering at a hospital? For Bob and Carol Etelamaki, they found love in their 60s at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. The couple has been volunteering at Mercy for over a decade, meeting each other there and marrying nine years ago. ABC Newspapers sat down with them on Valentines Day to talk about their unexpected romance. Read the full story online at

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Carol and Bob Etelemaki have been married for nine years after a chance meeting while volunteering at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Posted on February 16, 2023 in Mercy Hospital

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