I have admired the pillar of strength my wife Margaret has been through my last year of recovery. I had seen the ups and downs she went through as she lost to cancer the sister she was closest to. And doing so while raising two wonderful children.
I cannot imagine what Laurene has gone through for 8 years – the highs as Steve recovered from various treatments and the lows as they moved from one drug regime to the next. And doing this while raising and sheltering three young ones from the relentless scrutiny that Steve attracted.
As we celebrate Steve and his amazing achievements, I hope we also give Laurene her due.