Dum spiro spero means "While I breathe, I hope" in Latin and is a modern paraphrase of ideas that survive in two ancient writers, Theocritus and Cicero. It is a motto of various places, families, and organizations.
It is proof that scars run deep and have touched the soul. Do you wait patiently for the slightest bit of smile to reach her eyes. Do you long to see that flame that brightened these once sparkling eyes. I thought not.
She was a silent fighter with a demon in her lung that stole her breaths from her before they passed her tongue. He was a silent fighter who was always taught to share so he held his breath when he was with her so she could have his air.