A heartbroken husband from Louisville, Kentucky, in the US,
found a new purpose after his 38-year-old wife died from breast cancer.
Bart Conley’s life turned on its head when he lost his
beloved wife, Jill Brzezinski-Conley two years ago, reports news.com.au.
Speaking to USA
Today, he revealed what gets him out of bed in the morning is training in a
career to help others in memory of his late wife.
Bart (44) is currently studying to be a nurse at Norton
Women's and Children's Hospital in Kentucky, leaving behind his life as a
businessman to give back to others, reports Central
"We had just a wonderful staff of nurses that always
took care of her," he said.
"I want to be that nurse the family can depend on, the
patient can depend on, going the extra mile, which a lot of the nurses did for
Jill was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and set up a charity
organisation in 2013 called Jill's Wish, with the purpose of helping those
going through cancer financially so they could put all their energy into
beating the disease. The foundation has already distributed more than R3
million in financial grants.
In 2016, before her passing, the brave woman did a photo
shoot to help men and woman suffering from cancer regain their confidence and
feel good in their own skin.
"I just want women and men all around the world to feel
confident about their body even if they don't have cancer,” she said at the
“I just want to get the message out to women that if you're
diagnosed tomorrow, if you already were diagnosed, just feel confident and
beautiful. Accept your body and embrace it."
Bart says he still misses her and sometimes finds himself
wanting to call or turn to her when he has good news.
“I do love her, and I always think about her. She was