In June of 2006, I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24. The thought of dating during this very difficult time was something that I could not even comprehend. However, In September I met Eric. Eric has been there every step of the way. He has come with me to doctor's appointments and celebrated with me when I was told that my cancer was in remission.
Eric proposed to me in May of 2008, two weeks before the annual Cancer Survivor's Walk that we attended together. He got down on one knee and told me that he wanted me to have this ring before the walk, so that I could show all of my fellow survivors.
That year, the Cancer Survivor's walk was on June 1st, the same date that two years prior I had been diagnosed with this horrible disease. I celebrated that day by walking hand in hand with my new fiancé and knowing that my cancer was no match for the love that we shared.