Lisa M. Strahs-Lorenc is the widow of Fred Strahs-Lorenc who died of pancreatic cancer on January 30, 2009. They were together for 33 ½ years and have two children, Sari and Ryan. In the 11 years since his passing, she has been with a fellow widower for the past eight years. During this time she held an engagement party for her daughter, a wedding in California, and has three granddaughters. Lisa saw her son graduate from college, grow in his career and buy a home in Florida. Lisa has changed jobs a number of times and is self-employed.
This book is an important passion project for her to support others who have lost their loved ones, a support how life goes on, and supports the research of the Lustgarten Foundation for early detection and an eventual cure for this deadly disease.