After her diagnosis and initial course of chemotherapy, Karin stayed in the hospital for a month. There was a lot of time to kill.
"Our minds were rarely sad. We strongly believed and often reminded one another that sadness did not fight cancer. Perhaps the best reminder to both of us and to everyone that was affected by the situation, were our frequent displays of silliness, our capacity for normal behavior under abnormal circumstances." - Karin Weidenhammer