Regaining an Appetite for Life
On the night of November 10, 2004, Susan Cabana and her husband, Chris, put their daughters (ages 5, 3, and 1) to bed, then hit the sack themselves. "Rachel was teething, so the last words Chris said to me were, 'I've got her tonight,'" Cabana recalls. Hours later, she heard him get up and then Rachel calling for her. "I saw him lying in front of her, and I knew he was gone," she says. "His heart just stopped. There was no explanation."
Cabana met her husband in college; they both worked in finance in Boston and were married a month shy of 10 years. "After his death, I was just a shell," she says. "I was in shock." She began to process her grief through exercise, which also made her rethink her diet.