Slacker and Steve - OPP: Cancer Engagement (Audio)

July 13, 2017

Photo: Hongqi Zhang (aka Michael Zhang) |

Today's OPP is from Brandon:


Yi guys,

I’ve been with my girlfriend for almost 3 years and I bought an engagement ring a few months ago. We always take an end of summer camping trip and I was planning to propose then. Sorry to bring everyone down, but I just found out I have cancer. The doctors said it’s going to be a tough fight and I started chemo right away. With that news, I don’t know if I should still propose. I had it planned before I found out I was sick, but now it will look like I’m doing it out of panic. I’m sure she would’ve said yes anyway, but now I feel like a yes would be out of obligation because of the cancer. And then there’s the chance that I die. This is going to be the biggest obstacle our relationship has faced, and I know she will be by my side, but there’s always the chance that it becomes too much. I want her to be happy in life and not feel trapped because I got cancer and proposed. At the same time, this is the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with and I want her to know that. I guess my question is, would women out there still want the proposal in our situation? Should I do it or wait until I beat this? What would you do?



Do you think he should still propose or put it off?

Slacker and Steve - OPP: Cancer Engagement 7/13

Our OPP was planning on proposing to his girlfriend, but something just came up that might cause him to hold off…or even do it at all. Hear his OPP and tell him what you would do.