JENISON, Mich. (WZZM) -- It was during a five and a half year battle with breast cancer that Paul Stabile, his late wife Laurie, and their three children faced one of life's most unexpected, and difficult journeys.
Laurie Stabile was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2005, and died from the disease in June 2011.
"The future was scary, and that's what happens to a lot of people," said Paul Stabile. "You get hit with that word [cancer] and your future is totally within doubt, so a lot of what your going through in that moment is fear and indecision."
Fear gave way to a new path leading them to Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids, a local organization at the center of LaughFest.
"Getting together with these peers, and understanding what's all's involved, it makes it easier to live in the moment...to really appreciate what you have," said Stabile.