Dr. Peter Rork, a retired orthopedic surgeon from Wyoming, tragically lost his wife in 2012, and found himself suddenly without any direction in his life.
“I wouldn’t wish that on anyone,” he told Now This. “I was a lost soul. I was broken.”
But when a friend reminded him that his wife would want him to pull himself out of the pain he was feeling, Rork was inspired to find his new purpose: using his pilot's license to save shelter animals from euthanasia.