Life BEYOND Breast Cancer

In Honor of MaryAnne DiCanto and Scott Primio’s Story

About MaryAnne and Scott’s Life BEYOND Breast Cancer

MaryAnne stands for strength and dedication to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Community.  Her passing in May of 2017 was difficult for our entire community.  Her husband Scott has kept us all together through his beautiful words and tribute to his darling MaryAnne.  We at The Tutu Project are honored to share their story in images and words.  It shows how much fortitude and strength it takes to get back to LIVING after a loved one is taken by this dreaded disease.

“Not a special day, just a particularly tough day without my one and only MaryAnne DiCanto
Oh Baby how I miss you
The laughter, the silliness, the fun we built into each day even when you were sick.
We were a two-person act and our own audience rolled into one.
Your wit, a goofy pun or some perfectly timed sarcasm kept me in stitches and provoked so many dueling belly-laughs.
God I miss you Baby.
The love in your eyes, when things were good and when things were terrifying, always said we are better than good; we are perfect.
Making you happy, beyond expectations happy, were magnificent moments for me because you never asked and always gave instead.
To see you filled with joy, to see you at your happiest, those are the memories I treasure the most.
Through thick and thin, let it always be said, we really did do it our way.
And I wouldn’t change a thing, but the ending.”

– A tribute from Scott, MaryAnne’s Husband

“Through thick and thin, let it always be said, we really did do it our way.
And I wouldn’t change a thing, but the ending.”

– Scott Primiano, MaryAnn’s Husband

The Tutu Project is honored to have Scott’s permission to share his personal thoughts about the love he shared for his darling MaryAnne with our readers.

It’s Been Five Months

It’s Been Five Months

It's now five months since the loss of our MaryAnne DiCanto. Missing you every moment my darling. Five months without you baby and still stuck. As promised, I'm trying to get better. But I don't know what better should feel like. Books on the subject suck and...

Four Months Since We Parted My Darling

Four Months Since We Parted My Darling

A message for you my darling MaryAnne DiCanto Four months since we parted, my darling. I'm still here as you know; heart sick, broken, and madly in love with you. It's not just your memory I hang on to; I cling to your presence. That flicker of certainty that you are...

Happy 60th Birthday from Here My Darling MaryAnn

Happy 60th Birthday from Here My Darling MaryAnn

Today, July 28, is our beloved MaryAnne DiCanto's 60th Birthday. Each year on this day we made our one and only goal for the year - to get to the next birthday. There was always a creative cake, like the one last year made out of her favorite donuts. There were always...

Two months now since she passed, yet she is all around me

Two months now since she passed, yet she is all around me

Two months have passed since the loss of our beloved MaryAnne DiCanto. In the midst of packing mayhem, I pause to pay tribute to my darling. Such a troubling experience. Packing the house feels like the unraveling our life together. One moment chuckling over a silly...

It’s Been Two Weeks

It’s Been Two Weeks

Two weeks to the moment since we lost our MaryAnne DiCanto. The pain remains agonizing and fresh, as if it just happened. I wish I had a better answer to the question of how I'm doing. I wish I could soldier-up and suck it up. I can with all other pain, this pain...

These Days

These Days

Here is a better explanation of what is going on. Another MaryAnne DiCanto poem of sorts. Sorry everyone, turns out this is my best way of expressing the loss. These Days These days I go to bed to the sound of the birds waking up. Those hours just before sunrise when...

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