In the Fight: My Mother-In-Law


May 10, 2010

The Huffington Post

Most relationships with in-laws, no matter how great, probably wouldn't exist if not for marriage, and therefore, love and respect build over time (if at all). I realized I loved my mother-in-law, when she was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer. I should have felt love sooner-- but you don't know how much you love something or someone until you're faced with the prospect of losing it... My wife found a team at the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center who saved her mother's life. Doctors Najjia Mahmoud and Christina Chu conducted a successful surgery, identified the problem and outlined a rigorous treatment for her. There was a wonderful, dedicated woman at the hospital, Sandy Blackburn, who guided my wife and her mom through the system, which can often times be half the battle... read more