Dying author pens heartfelt dating profile on behalf of husband

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Dying author pens heartfelt dating profile on behalf of husband

A terminally ill author has written her husband’s dating profile in a column in the New York Times.

In the heartfelt essay about Jason, her husband of 26 years, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, 51, tells readers: “He is an easy man to fall in love with. I did it in one day”.

The memoir and children’s author has ovarian cancer and is terminally ill.

With gallows humour, she wrote: “I need to say this (and say it right) while I have a) your attention, and b) a pulse”.

Mrs Krouse Rosenthal wrote the ode on Valentine’s Day. She said: “The most genuine gift I can hope for is that the right person reads this, finds Jason, and another love story begins”.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is pictured above with her husband Jason in a photo from Facebook

With deep affection, the mother of three told readers their love story which started with a blind date: “It was 1989. We were only 24. I had precisely zero expectations about this going anywhere.

“By the end of dinner, I knew I wanted to marry him”.

The author continued to recount how lucky she has been to find her ideal man. She said: “Here is the kind of man Jason is: He showed up at our first pregnancy ultrasound with flowers.

“This is a man who, because he is always up early, surprises me every Sunday morning by making some kind of oddball smiley face out of items near the coffeepot: a spoon, a mug, a banana”.

Encouraging users to swipe right on him, she added: “If you’re looking for a dreamy, let’s-go-for-it travel companion, Jason is your man”.

Mrs Krouse Rosenthal explained that she recently had the word “more” tattooed on her arm. It was a suggestion from one of her readers, a 62-year-old librarian reader called Paulette who also received the same tattoo.

But she all she wants is “more time with Jason. I want more time with my children”.

Amy’s dying wish and heartbreaking letter has captured attention from readers around the world.

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