I was diagnosed with my first brain tumor in 1990( I was 13). Due to it being cancerous and the size, I wasnt given any hope of making to the age of 18. Jason and I started dating in June of 1993 and when I went for my regular checkup in Dec. they found a second tumor that was Cancer, too. Again, I was given no hope of making it through the surgery or of ever having children but we decided to see how things worked out. I had my surgery in Dec., they removed the tumor and i recovered just fine. We decided to go ahead and get married on Feb. 26, 1994 of my senior year instead of waiting to May when I graduated. I did graduate. Two and a half years later we found out our first child was on his way!! I relapsed in 1999 and went through 2 years of chemotherapy. I went back into remission. Then in 2001 I lost my grandmother and Jason lost his grandparents soon after that. In 2002, we got the miraculous news that we were going to have our second child. Both pregnancies were without complications. We will be married 16 years this month and I know I have not been the easiest person to live with and I have caused my husband some heartache but I know he loves me as I do him because he has stood with me through everything! I hope we will have many, many more years of stories to tell our grandkids when the time comes.
Most men would have never even started a relationship with someone with as much baggage as I was having to deal with, but Jason never thought twice about it and I want him and everyone else to know how much I love and admire him.