Unbroken: Husband and wife battle rare cancers

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[van id=”tv/2015/04/16/battling-cancer.cnn”]CALEDONIA, Michigan (CNN) — Ben and Shelby Offrink met in college. It wasn’t the most romantic setting — a study group for calculus-based physics — but Ben managed to turn it into a story worth telling by cheating.

“I set up a study group and ended up telling the other people not to come so it would be just the two of us,” said Ben with a smile.

Shelby Offrink was diagnosed at 30 with rare inoperable brain cancer. Then, her husband, Ben, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which had been in remission 15 years. Shelby Offrink was diagnosed at 30 with rare inoperable brain cancer. Then, her husband, Ben, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which had been in remission 15 years.

“He was sneaky,” says Shelby.

“Yeah, I wanted to meet her,” says Ben, “and that was the best way I could figure out.”

Fast-forward eight years to 2014. Ben, now 34, and Shelby, a newly minted 30-year-old, were married and raising little Maeve, 3, and baby Hazel, 3 months, in Caledonia, Michigan, when life…

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Unbroken: Husband and wife battle rare cancers

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