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“I was healthy,” says Jacque Eyler of Westminster, Md. “I thought we were in a good place—that if anything happened we would be OK.” And why shouldn’t she? Jacque, 57, and her husband, Jim, 58, worked hard, paid their bills on time and saved money. Solidly middle class, these high school sweethearts are the kind of people who lived comfortably, but not beyond their means, in a house in the small town where they grew up. Then a diagnosis of cancer changed the Eylers’ life in ways they never could have imagined, let alone planned for. … Back to Article

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