Carrie Bickmore has opened up about her former husband Greg Lange’s decade-long struggle before he lost his battle to cancer.
“Greg will forever be in my current life. Every time I look at my son, I’m seeing Greg – he looks so much like him,” she said.
Lange, who was father to nine-year-old Oliver, died in 2010 after a long fight with brain cancer.
He and Bickmore were married for five years.
“Over ten years, I watched him suffer multiple seizures a day, lose feeling down one side of his body, saw his three-year-old push him in his wheelchair because he couldn’t walk anymore,” she said.
Having acted as a long-term source of support for Lange, 35-year-old Bickmore said the disease robbed her of positivity.
“It changes who you are,” she said. “It changes your ability to dream, to look forward… I spent so many years feeling no hope – like, no hope.”
Bickmore has since found new love with partner Chris Walker and together they have a 16-month-old daughter, Evie.
But she is ever more committed to preserving Lange’s legacy by raising $1 million for victims of the disease that killed him.
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