By Nina Riggs
North Carolina wife and mother Nina Riggs’s memoir of her final years as she faced breast cancer at age 39, was published posthumously, in 2017. (Nina used CaringBridge in the early days after her diagnosis.)
As Nina’s husband, John Duberstein, shared her legacy through “The Bright Hour,” he and Lucy Kalanithi, widow of “When Breath Becomes Air” author and CaringBridge user Dr. Paul Kalanithi, forged a bond based on hope and healing that can happen even when health cannot be restored.
Both books focus on how the power of love can transcend even death.