Joan Bolzan is a marketing executive and registered nurse. She married Scott Bolzan in 1984, and the pair have two grown children. Scott is a former NFL football player and pilot, and he is currently the founder and CEO of Legendary Jets in Tempe, Arizona. Since Scott’s traumatic brain injury in 2008, the Bolzans have become sought-after motivational speakers, sharing their story and life lessons with audiences nationwide. Their book, My Life, Deleted, was recently published by HarperOne. Visit them online.

What’s it like when the person you love most gets amnesia and can’t remember you? Joan Bolzan on how she faced the unthinkable hurdle.