Betsy Hnath

Mom to three, wife to one, cancer patient, cancer caregiver, writer

Betsy Hnath is a writer, mother and wife who lives in Norfolk, Virginia with her husband, daughter, two sons and three dogs, all of whom graciously supply her with endless eye rolls, head shakes, laughs and material for her writing. Her pieces have appeared in various newspapers, magazines and websites covering issues ranging from women’s rites to pop music. Most recently her work has focused on her experiences as a cancer caregiver to her husband as he battled stage IV melanoma, before becoming a patient herself after being diagnosed with stage II breast cancer (all before age 40), along with the pitfalls and rewards accompanying both roles. It's a hell of a price to pay for a free boob job, but she will never again feel the need to gripe about healthcare premiums! When she isn’t busy trying to keep her head above water in life, Betsy is busy teaching local kids how to do it in the pool, as she has done for the past 25 years.