Two Guys, a Girl & One Amazing Heart

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:51 PM PST

In honor of Valentine's Day, we're sharing the unbelievable love story of alumna, Erin Roberts,'08,’17,'and her husband, Connor Rabinowitz. The two met after Connor received a heart transplant. The donor? Erin's brother, Kellan.

Erin Roberts first graduated from Seattle University in 2008 with a BA in Liberal Arts. Seven years later she returned to Seattle U and is in the process of completing her Master’s in Counseling from the College of Education. 

What drew Erin to Seattle University twice? 

“It was the climate of Seattle University. The kind of professors and students here. Everyone wants to make the world a better place, so what better place to get an education?”

After Erin graduates with her Masters in 2017 she hopes to work with youth and families, with a special focus on youth in transition in and out of the foster care system. 

The unconventional story of how Erin and Connor met, fell in love and got married, recently received national attention as a feature in the February issue of Glamour magazine. 

While Erin’s incredible love story may have just recently been published in Glamour Magazine, her story first got attention two years ago when KOMO news covered it. 

“Two years ago it was overwhelming. My phone was ringing off the hook with offers for TV appearances.” It was too much attention for Erin at the time and so she shied away from all of the publicity. That is until Liz Brody from Glamour magazine approached her earlier this year about covering her story.

“The feedback has been really great this time. We just finished filming a documentary that will air on Valentine’s Day.” Erin said of the impact the magazine article has had on their lives.

You can read Erin and Connor’s love story online here