By Tim O’Malley
To live without regret, well, that is the key, isn’t it. And the only regret many may share is that we do not spend enough time with family and friends. So was the case for Roger and Beatrice Pena.
Roger and Beatrice were like any other couple. Both had jobs and had to face the mundane problems of the day. Until one day 10 years ago, Roger was diagnosed with colon cancer.
Roger said, “That was pretty easy. I fought that for a year.”
He had a colon resection and a full year of chemo treatments. Life resumed where it left off.
Each year passed faster than the one before. Christmas came and went along with all of the other holidays. On Feb. 13, 2014 the Pena’s went on a trip for their wedding anniversary. Beatrice noticed something wrong with Roger.