Couple Faces Cancer Again After Nearly Four Decades

March 30, 2015
Betsi and Tod Waldron with their daughter, Emily. This photo was taken after Betsi completed her treatment for breast cancer in 2013.

Betsi and Tod Waldron with their daughter, Emily. This photo was taken after Betsi completed her treatment for breast cancer in 2013.

(Photo: Emily Waldron)

It’s been forty years since Tod Waldron was a freshman at the U of I and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He says the hardest part was talking about his cancer with his girlfriend (now wife), Betsi and his parents.

“I was pretty nonchalant about it at the time, because I just didn’t know enough,” said Tod, “but my parents were from a generation that didn’t discuss cancer.

Four decades after Tod’s diagnosis, Betsi says it “was her turn” when she told her husband she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The two sat down with their daughter, Emily to talk about how they saw each other through their battle with cancer.

Story source: WILL