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‘I’m Still Numb’: Chronicling a Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

Just five months after getting married, Jennifer Merendino was diagnosed with breast cancer. After beginning treatment, her husband, Angelo Merendino, convinced her to let him start a blog that told the story of their fight against the disease. What resulted is a deeply personal and informative account that quickly went viral, and has since inspired thousands of people around the world to share their own stories. Jennifer passed away, but her legacy lives on in Angelo’s beautiful photographs and blog.

If you want to jump in at the point where she is diagnosed, skip to the 6:05 mark.


At the end, Angelo says, “If we don’t share our experiences with each other, how can we learn, grow and survive?” I agree with him. Take this opportunity to share his story.