My name is Sarah and through your service I met Roy in January 2008. Our first date was on January 19th and we were instantly attracted. When I initially submitted our story to you we had just started our relationship and here we are almost a year later and our relationship is stronger than ever.
In April I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I was not only dealing with the reality of facing cancer, but also the thought that I was probably going to lose this great guy. We hadn’t been dating long and although we were close this was a huge life changing event that was going to be the biggest challenge of my life. I had to have a radical hysterectomy to remove the cancer; this also meant the reality that I would never have children of my own… why would this guy stick around through all of this? But, to my surprise, Roy was my biggest supporter.
When I shared my diagnosis with him I asked him to take some time to think about this and that I would understand if he wanted to walk away. He did just the opposite. He held me and we cried together. He told me he would be here for me always. And that’s exactly what he did! He gave me support, strength and most of all his love. My lease was going to end at my house while I was recovering from the surgery and he asked me to move in with him.
I packed everything up and arranged for movers, cleaners, etc to come while I was in the hospital. He supervised everything so I didn’t have to worry about a thing. He was there everyday to support me in the hospital and during my recovery.
I can’t tell you how much he has changed my life. We are starting up a non-profit organization as a result of my diagnosis, it’s called Deb’s Day and the goal is to provide personal care services to hospitalized patients. I am happy to say that today I am in remission and we are in the process of buying a home together. We are a great team and I can’t imagine my life without Roy in it. I am looking forward to our future together. We never would have found each other without your services, I can’t thank you enough!