Mia met Kerry when she was 19. "He was immediately the love of my life. I saw him and I just thought he was the most extraordinary thing I'd ever seen. We were together ever since."
After five years of marriage, Kerry was diagnosed with terminal skin cancer and began chemotherapy to gain whatever time he could. Mia got pregnant with the hopes that Kerry would live long enough to see the birth of his child. But 19 weeks into the pregnancy, Mia miscarried. "We knew that was it, that Kerry would never know his child," she says.
Kerry died the following winter and Mia was devastated. "Kerry and I have a double plot at the cemetery. I would lie on my side next to him and just wish the ground would swallow me up," she says.