She is the woman who overlooked this man's questionable taste in friends and even bothered to be nice to us all. In the best sense of the term, she became one of the guys and, ultimately, she became his wife.
But, with some illness, there is no deserve.
There is only a stark challenge but, it's one for which they are well armed.
First, they have each other.
But, there's more.
When you spend a lifetime being a good person, a giving person and above all, trying to do the right thing, you build up an abundance of goodwill. Together they have this.
These two are also part of a tight circle and it's one that's bigger than maybe even they know.
They deserve nothing less.