Beaulah Smith sat on a hospital bed beside Isaac, her husband of 40 years, as a team of doctors explained the grim state of his health.
Terminal colon cancer. Inoperable.
Mr. Smith died three weeks later, on Feb. 2, 2012.
While grieving, Ms. Smith simultaneously fought her own life-and-death battle with ovarian cancer. The two contests broke her heart and depleted her savings.
Click here to read her story published this past Sunday in The New York Times and learn about support and intervention that Catholic Charities provided.