The Moving Story of Emma and Her Husband: A Lesson in Finding Cancer Early
After Emma and her husband looked at their wedding pictures, their lives took a sudden turn for the better. Their lives would never be the same again.
“He forgot that I was going to have our first child.” I think he thought I was a stranger.”
Emma married Justin Cotillard, the man she loved. She is 33 years old. Luck had other ideas for their honeymoon than what they had planned. In an instant, everything changed. Their lives would never be the same again.
One morning, Justin started yelling at Emma and telling her she had to leave their house. Emma was emotionally weak because she was seven months pregnant and had a strong reaction to her husband’s behavior.
The bad things that were going to happen to them were just the beginning. Emma remembered, “He forgot that I was going to have our first child.” I think he thought I was a stranger.”
Justin was only 29 years old, but his symptoms were very bad. As they rushed to the hospital, their hopes for a honeymoon were dashed.
After a thorough exam, it was found that Justin had a very aggressive malignant brain tumor. The doctors told him the terrible news that he only had two years left to live.
Despite the shocking prognosis, the young couple realized they needed to stay strong and united to give Justin a chance to meet his child.
Meghan gave birth to their daughter Mia, but Justin had to start his treatment that day and couldn’t be with his wife. But the illness got worse quickly, and their hopes began to fade. “The doctors told my husband he had two weeks at home before he died,” Emma said through tears.
Twelve days later, Justin tragically died, leaving his wife heartbroken and his newborn daughter without a father.
Emma reminisced about their wedding photos, noting, “Looking at the wedding photos today, you can clearly tell that the right half of his face is a bit lower.”
Emma felt compelled to share her story and encourage others to see a doctor right away if they notice even the tiniest sign that something might be wrong. To teach others how important it is to find tumors early, which can save or lengthen lives, she hopes that her tragedy will happen.
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