Brendan O’Shaughnessy | August 3, 2016
Toni Page-Mayberry vividly recalls the start of her meeting in 2014 with an oncologist about her husband’s cancer diagnosis. The doctor sat them down and said Jay had stage 4 brain cancer and only about three months to live.
After that, everything else the doctor said sounded to her like Charlie Brown’s teacher: mwaw-mwaw-mwaw. The hospital room became a blur.
Page-Mayberry had been there before. She took care of her mother before she died of breast cancer in 2001. A year later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer herself.