A personal, bittersweet note today.
August is a little hard for me because it would have marked my 9th wedding anniversary with Sylvie Fortin. At least we had eight good years, thanks in large part to The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Through their generous support and groundbreaking clinical trials — along with Sylvie’s courage, optimism, and fierce determination, which she had so much of — we were given seven more years than the bleak 18-month prognosis at the onset.
When I get sad as I often do in the last few days, my thoughts often turn to Sylvie and to the idea that I was indeed lucky to be blessed with more time — how little that may seem.
That said, it is also comforting to continue the journey and help those who face similar diagnoses.