Caledonia Couple Fight Rare Cancers Together
Shelby and Ben Offrink are raising two young daughters while they both battle cancer. You can help.
According to CNN, in 2014, Shelby Offrink was diagnosed with an "intramedullary glioblastoma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer." Later that year, her husband Ben's Hodgkins lymphoma returned after 15 years in remission.
The Offrinks are staying positive and strong as they fight their cancers and raise their two young daughters, Maeve, 4, and Hazel, 1, with the help of family and friends.
"We're pushing on and fighting every day to make sure our girls are healthy and happy and getting as much out of life as they can," said Ben in People Magazine. "We're not going to sulk in a corner. We want to show our girls that there's a lot to live for and laugh about, each and every day of their lives."
The couple have roots in Kalamazoo, according to People Magazine. They met ten years ago at Western Michigan University, when Ben invited Shelby to a study group for their calculus-based physics class and told everyone else not to show up. They married in 2007. Shelby also used to work for Stryker.
So how can you help? Click the button below to visit the Offrinks' YouCaring page, where you can donate to support the couple, leave an encouraging message, and read updates on the family.