We tend to go through life thinking, “cancer will never happen to me”. We feel empathy for those close to us when they receive a diagnosis, but honestly, we don’t give that diagnosis the credit and respect it deserves because it’s not us. That changed drastically for us when in 2016, both my mom and I were diagnosed with breast cancer within one week of each other. I had just met the love of my life, Paul, and upon my diagnosis, I gave him a free pass to walk away as he didn’t sign up for a girlfriend with cancer. He told me to be quiet and get in the car. He drove me to the courthouse and married me the same day.