Yep. It's always something that happens to somebody else, until it's happening to you. That's the lie we tell ourselves so we can go on living.
My wife was 33 when she was diagnosed with a highly aggressive, metastatic form of breast cancer. This was about 18 months ago. At her age the likelihood of that is less than 1%. She has no family history, no genetic mutations and few other risk factors. You really never know. Thankfully thus far our battle, difficult as it is, is going better than the Merendinos'.
We were trying to conceive our second child when we got the news that we would be doing this instead. There are no guarantees in this life. Make it count.
Respect for Mr Merendino and his obvious courage and undeniable love in the face of staggering adversity.
Thanks for posting.