Rebecca + Jesse

City: Hamilton

Status: Dating

Why are you crazy in love? Jesse and I met at camp when we were kids. We liked each other as teenagers but one or both of us were always in a relationship, and it never happened. I actually realized I was in love with him when I was 18, but I was with someone else and thought that was who I wanted, so I didn't do anything about it. We got back in touch about 3.5 years ago, told each other we had been in love with the other for years, and have been together ever since. Last July, at the age of 28, I was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. Jesse is 26; a lot of guys that age wouldn't have been able to handle that and would have run the other way; not Jesse. He has been an absolute rockstar and I honestly don't know how I would be getting through this without him. He took care of me when I was feeing awful after chemo, he shaved my head for me when I was ready, he holds me when I break down and patiently waits for it to pass. He is more than I ever thought I would find. He has helped right my upended world.