This Guy’s Wife Got Cancer, So He Did Something Unforgettable. The Last 3 Photos Destroyed Me.

We at BBN decided to share this story as it will increase awareness on cancer and  Angelo’s organization that helps women with financial difficulties during their trials with breast cancer.

The first time photographer Angelo Merendino met Jennifer, he knew she was the one. They fell in love and got married in New York’s Central Park, surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones.

Five months later Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer. From Angelo’s blog: “I remember the exact moment…Jen’s voice and the numb feeling that enveloped me. That feeling has never left. I’ll also never forget how we looked into each other’s eyes and held each other’s hands. ‘We are together, we’ll be ok.’”

Throughout her battle, Angelo decided to photograph it. He wanted to humanize  the face of cancer on the face of his wife. The photos speak for themselves.

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Angelo and Jennifer’s story is tragic, but it’s in the face of a tragedy such as this that we rise above. In Angelo’s case, he has started an organization to help women with their financial struggles during their trials with breast cancer.

Please share this story with everyone you know to help Angelo’s story get out, scroll back up to the top and click the share button. Thank you.

You can get that and much more at Angelo’s blog: http://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com

SOURCE – thefreethoughtproject.com


  • Andrew A. Acobo

    I KNOW HOW IT IS. I ALSO LOST A SISTER TO BREAST CANCER. I SAW HOW THE DREADED ‘C” SLOWLY ATE HER UP. THE PAIN STILL CONSUMES ME UNTIL NOW. WHAT CONSOLED ME WAS THAT WHEN MY SISTER GAVE HER LAST BREATH, THE PAIN ENDED TOO.. SHE CANNOT FEEL THE PAIN ANYMORE, SHE FINALLY GOT THE REST SHE WAS PRAYING FOR. REST IN PEACE MY DEAR SISTER!

    • CapsLock

      What are you yelling for?

      • Bob

        Why are you being a d’bag and asking stupid questions…. it is CAPS LOCK…not yelling…

        • Soren Thygesen

          No offense to this post but CAPS LOCK is yelling on the internet. Where have you been the last 15 years?

          • Elizabeth Short

            Omg…enough about the caps lock and the alleged “yelling”. It’s the dumbest thing that people tell me! When you are reading, either on your comp, phone etc, you obviously are reading to yourself; so that tiny little fucking voice in your head….you can control the pitch!!
            So, if you read something and it’s all in caps and you are reading it and screaming it loud then there is something fucking wrong with YOU!!

            Remember: YOU CONTROL THE PITCH/TONE/SOUND OF WHATEVER YOU READ!

          • Soren Thygesen

            Wow. Its not about how I or anyone reads it, you imbecile. Its called netiquette. And CAPS makes it harder to read as well: http://networketiquette.net/core_rules_do_not_use_all_caps.html

            Now you better go control those tiny little voices in your head instead of worrying about things that obviously goes above your understanding.

          • Cj Haines

            I think it makes it easier to read not everybody has perfect eyesight. To me yelling is when you add the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Wish people worried more about whats going on around them than how people type.

          • Elizabeth Short

            OOOOOH, I DON’T UNDERSTAND!! I’M CRAZY AND I LOVE TO SHOUT AT PEOPLE ONLINE! WAAAAAH TO YOU, SOREN.

            YOU FUCKING INTERNET NERD.

          • Elizabeth Short

            COVER YOUR EARS BECAUSE I’M SHOUTING AT YOU!!

            I HOPE I AM NOT TOO LOUD NOW!

          • Soren Thygesen

            Thanks for proving what a complete and unintelligible lowlife you are. Your previous input has lost all credibility. The little it had.

          • Elizabeth Short

            HERE YOU GO, SOREN! SINCE YOU WERE SO CONSIDERATE TO LINK ME ABOUT ONLINE “NETIQUETTE” LET ME THANK YOU!

            https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-ash1/t5/276870_280786521986112_299757984_n.jpg

          • Moon Bear

            Why the fuck are you guys arguing about caps locks on a post about the death of someones loved one because of cancer? Seriously.

          • ResearchGirl

            PEACE BE WITH YOU

          • Cj Haines

            Not to everybody

          • Dragantraces

            It most certainly isn’t yelling. Is it yelling when when people write in block caps? Yes, it is harder to read than standard case keying, but it beats the hell out of poor spelling, poor grammar, or all lower case.To view it as yelling is antiquated 1980s Internet artifice.
            Welcome to the 21st century.

          • Soren Thygesen

            Lol. It is STILL considered yelling no matter what little you think or say. And since when did people widely use internet in the 80s, moron?

            The notion that just because we entered the 21st century makes any kind of difference to the appearance of CAPS text is laughable.

          • Dragantraces

            Don’t think I said theAnd this it the boy who is trying to school everyone about etiquette. Nice.

        • Bentley Mayes

          Someone posts a story about their loss and all people can do is argue over capital letters. Once again the internet shows just inconsiderate a person can be to prove their point. Be kind to people

    • Dave Wukusick

      yell all you want, Andrew….it does ease the pain!!!! I am sorry for your loss…..

    • gabriel plumme

      Sometimes the heart needs to caplock what it’s feeling, feel the intent behind what she/he is saying.

  • David Oliveras

    Wow… words can’t describe what I feel right now. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing moments…

  • Michael Ward

    Thank you for sharing this.

  • Laveena Dsouza

    I know what it means to lose a loved one. I lost my dad on the 1st of november. My dad was ailing of blood cancer, we seen him through the 8 months of struggle until my dad breathed his last. I miss him so much. Thanks for sharing your story.

    • DARREN PUSELL

      F.F.S = SHE WAS A HUMAN !!!! WIOTH FEELINGS , AND LOOK AT US FOOLS WORRYING ABOUT THE PRICE OF FUCKING CIGARRETES

      • George

        Thank God for fools. If not them, the rest of us couldn’t profit.
        (Mark Twain)

  • Dolly Mancarella

    Dear Angelo,
    My condolence to You and Jennifer! The journey is felt for both of you and each of you as the joys and the pains of cancer submits every emotion that time provides. I often through the years wished that there could be a picture or a process that could have been seen with my first experience with cancer in 1983 with my father. Being alone to take care of him was a challenge at my age then but God only knew it was only a step to many after and most recently my mother and my 15 year old dog.
    I thank you for sharing your beautiful self and Jennifer to me and the world!
    Many blessings!
    ~Dolly~

  • Erin Barclay Ketchie

    I went through breast cancer.

    We loose to many loved ones to cancer.

  • Melancholy

    God Bless you Angelo and may your beautiful soul mate rest in perfect blissful peace!

  • Sascha616

    I was doing ok till about half way down where it seemed to go into remission, by the composition of the photos, one of those false ‘ups’ before it really grabs you and takes you under :( Just for a second, you dared to hope for her. Compelling, sad and very human.