Both my wives died of breast cancer. I married my first wife, Jimmie Lou, when she was 20 years old. She was diagnosed at 38 years and 6 months and died at 41 years and 5 months. We had a 14-year-old daughter.
Cheryl and I found each other on Match.com and were married a little over a year after Jimmie Lou died. Cheryl was diagnosed at 61 years and one month and died at 64 years and 11 months, sixteen days shy of her 65th birthday. She added two daughters to our marriage. My daughter and Cheryl's oldest have given us three grandchildren.
I contribute each month to this cause, but I get frustrated at the enormous sums raised with no cures in sight. I have written our new president a letter, hoping that he'll understand since he has also experienced a loss to cancer.
What else can I do? This is so frustrating.