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October 31, 2013 | Posted in: A Love Story

Angelo Merendino started the blog The Battle We Didn’t Choose to honor his wife Jennifer’s heroic fight with Breast Cancer. Diagnosed just five months after their wedding, she struggled chronic pain, 10-day hospital stays, and frustrating insurance company meetings for over four years before dying at age 40.

The Battle We Didn’t Choose

“One night Jen had just been admitted to the hospital, her pain was out of control. She grabbed my arm, her eyes watering, ‘You have to look in my eyes, that’s the only way I can handle this pain.’ We loved each other with every bit of our souls,” Angelo writes.

His photos humanize the face of cancer, on the face of his beautiful wife. They capture pain, fear, life, and most importantly love.

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