BY Tami Schutter

"Mom has cancer." These are the three words I least expected to hear during a phone call with my dad. 

As I heard him say that, I went into shock. I took off the rest of that day of work and rushed over to be with my mom. She was inconsolable, which I completely understood, and my dad wasn't talking to anyone. 

We found out that she had a rare type of stomach cancer. Right away, my dad and I started...