Lisa Schamess and her husband, Gil, are the authors of "A Diary of Living With Cancer," a Beliefnet column documenting their joint struggle to live fully and raise their baby daughter, Mona, in the face of Gil's diagnosis of metastatic liver cancer. Their essays offer a rare glimpse into the braided realities of patient and caretaker. On January 29, 2000, Gil died peacefully at home.
Since then, Lisa has authored "Widow's Walk: A Year's Journey Through Grief." The column poignantly chronicles her life in the year after Gil's death as both widow and new mother.
Follow their journey on Beliefnet...
A Diary of Living with Cancer
by Lisa and Gil Schamess
Widow's Walk: A Year's Journey Through Grief
by Lisa Schamess