I get to interview a lot of cool, funny, smart and amazing people for my job (true story: just interviewed a scientist whose research has shown that eating broccoli sprouts can help clean pollution
out of your lungs!) but every once in a while I get to do an interview that goes straight to my heart – and tear ducts! – and reminds me how absolutely beautiful
people can be. This interview with Hope and Steve Dezember was one of those that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I originally wrote the article
for SheKnows.com but had to share it with you guys here after reading Hope’s latest update that Steve’s illness has now progressed to the point where he sleeps more than he is awake, is more in the next world than he is in this one. They’re living on borrowed time and yet they are both some of the most positive, happy people I’ve ever talked to. Just read their story. It will make your whole day, promise!
Because as Hope says, “People need to understand that just because life is hard, doesn’t mean that it can’t be good!”
A chance meeting with friends, a long talk into the night, then a first date where he cooked up a gourmet dinner complete with candles and Frank Sinatra playing in the background – Hope Cross and Steve Dezember’s courtship seemed straight out of a rom-com. But the new couple was in for a major plot twist when, not long after they met, Steve started having a lot of pain. Read more...