This Valentine's day I will be doing the same thing I have done every year I have been with my wife. I will go to the local florist and pick up the dozen red long stem roses I ordered. Some people might say it is boring or unoriginal to do the same thing each year. However, since my wife was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer being able to buy her flowers one more time is immeasurable.
I will never forget the look of calm determination in my mother's eyes when she and my father sat down with our family to tell us the horrible news. "Mummy had been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer." Since she passed away in 2010, our charity F*CK CANCER inwykiwyk, has raised money for research and created community in her honour.