Photography and audio by Spencer Weiner
Produced by Marc Martin
Two weeks before they were to compete in the 2008 Ironman Arizona Triathlon, Lawrence Fong collapsed in the restroom of a Marina del Rey restaurant. Surgeons operated that night to remove the clot and he slipped into a coma. Doctors told Beth Fong her husband was brain dead and she should consider taking him off life support. "I was scared, but deep down I always knew that this was not how our story would end," Beth said.
Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times