Life After Death
The Laura and Caralyn Yoho Story
Laura and Nathan were looking forward to their wedding and the rich life they would have together. Both had a passion for health and fitness. Everyone agreed they were a perfect match. Like other young couples, they had dreams and aspirations. They talked about starting their own gym and having a family. Four months before their wedding, Laura suffered what was initially diagnosed as a stroke. After seeking a second opinion, she learned her symptoms were caused by a life-threatening form of brain cancer.
Life After Death chronicles Laura and Nathan’s life together throughout Laura’s diagnosis, twenty-seven months of treatment, and the birth of their daughter, Caralyn, born through a surrogate four months after Laura’s death. It was Laura’s best friend since second grade, already a mother of two children, who volunteered to grant the couple their wish of having a child. The story is both tragic and inspirational. We witnessed Laura’s extraordinary courage, Nathan’s unwavering commitment to leave no stone unturned in seeking to save Laura’s life while giving her the life she deserved, and the meaning of unconditional friendship.
At some point in time, everyone will be faced with a life-changing circumstance. I hope sharing Laura and Nathan’s story and what we learned from the experience will help others deal with difficult times. I encourage people to seek opportunities to bring comfort to someone, you will be rewarded with a feeling of goodness. True generosity requires nothing in return, other than serving as an example to follow.