All anyone can really want in life is an abundance of health and happiness. The ability to share good times with friends and family and cherish the simple moments is priceless, but sometimes life throws a curveball that no one could expect. Health problems can be especially hard to deal with, and a cancer diagnosis can have someone fighting for survival.
One mother and wife was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, and instead of giving up, she kept an upbeat attitude and positive spirit. Her husband wanted to surprise her in the most vivid of ways, and you won’t believe how far this beautiful surprise grows in slide #3!
10. Cancer Can Tear Lives And Families Apart
Alissa Bousquet from the small town of Oakland, Nebraska led a relatively normal and happy life. She enjoyed spending time with her husband Brad and her five children, but their lives were changed forever in December of 2015. Alissa was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer, and the Bousquet family was about to start a difficult journey.
9. A Routine Mammogram Caught Her Condition Early
Once Alissa reached her 40th birthday, she scheduled a routine mammogram, and she was shocked and terrified when the results came back with the detection of Stage 1 breast cancer. Alissa’s family prepared to support her every step of the way, and her husband Brad even posted on Facebook stating, “It’s time to kick some cancer’s ass. You’ve got this, Alissa!” You won’t believe how much love everyone has for Alissa in slide #5!
8. Alissa Began Courses Of Chemotherapy That Would Last Half A Year
The dedicated mother and wife began spending most of her time at Omaha’s Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center to begin treatment. She would endure six rounds of chemotherapy, with the last treatment session being on June 23, 2016. Brad Bousquet wanted to do something special for Alissa to commend her for her bravery and positivity throughout the entire process.
7. Brad Had The Perfect Surprise Planned For His Wife
This loving husband sent a text to all of Alissa’s friends and family, asking them to send her roses. Brad had an even more beautiful idea in mind. He contacted a local florist and asked them to collect $10 for every rose purchased, and the proceeds would be donated to support cancer research.
6. It Was Time To Reveal The Roses
In the middle of her final chemotherapy treatment, her two teenage daughters and four of her best friends walked into the room with dozens upon dozens of breathtaking roses. Alissa was showered with over 500 roses, and she was literally in shock of her husband’s extremely thoughtful surprise.
(Oh, and stick around for slide #1, which shows you never know how far a good deed can travel!)