The energy at this conference was amazing. But, as I sat through session after session completely engrossed in the material and the company, something caught my eye. A young survivor was walking out at the end and leading her, was her husband, holding her hand. It was a simple thing - but it was everything. In just walking with her, in being there, you could see that he was WITH HER - for the meeting, for the weekend, for the fight against this disease, for her life. He wasn't coddling her or "taking care" of her, he was her partner. He got it - this was his life's love and he was going to be there in sickness and in health. Diseases like cancer can often expose one's true colors - unfortunately, sometimes these aren't pretty. Many young survivors face issues with partners leaving them, or even not wanting to date them in the first place. But this man knows what life is all about and what his marriage is all about.
Later that night, these two danced their socks off at the conference's party - they were living, and they were living together, no matter what may come their way. They are true partners and they are inspiring.