The words “in sickness and in health” vowed at the alter have come to life in this beautiful and heroic photo series by Angelo Merendino. Angelo not only promised these words to his wife the day these two took their vows, but displayed an incredible example of what this truly means when you vow to love someone unconditionally.
As tragic as breast cancer is, the photos taken at every stage in Jennifer’s battle with the disease reveals the bond that two people share and the human spirit during times of trial. It was only five months into their marriage when the two found out Jen had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In Angelo’s blog, he states that though support for breast cancer was present, the day-to-day struggles never went away nor did the financial battles with insurance companies.
Here are the photographs in the daily life of Jen, diagnosed with breast cancer facing the difficulty, fear, sadness and loneliness together with her brave husband.
In honor of his wife Jen, Angelo began a non-profit organization to provide financial assistance to women in need breast cancer treatment. The organization is called The Love You Share. Angelo has also written a book and has been seen on various talk shows such as NPR to discuss his wife’s battle with breast cancer.
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