We often hear that what the world needs is LOVE. And definitely, more KINDNESS.
A month after receiving a diagnosis of a rare form of breast cancer, 29-year-old Jennifer Gargano was married in a wedding made possible by the generosity of strangers.
Gargano’s husband Brian proposed on Valentine’s Day, and the couple originally planned to wed in August 2013. But after a diagnosis of angiosarcoma of the breast one month later, they decided not to wait.
Brian enlisted Elysia Skye, a wedding officiant they found on the website Yelp, to perform the ceremony. Little did they know that Skye was herself a breast cancer survivor, who took to Facebook asking everyone she knew to help donate to the big day.
Wedding planner Laura Guerrie was touched by a photograph of Gargano in a hospital bed receiving treatment.
Yamashiro Restaurant provided a location for the ceremony, with a photographer, wedding cake, and reception venue among the donations. Nigel Beauty Emporium supplied a wig to cover the effects of chemotherapy. The entire wedding came together in 10 days.
“I want to put it out there that if you have a dream, I want you to go for it,” said Gargano. “Don’t let an illness or some bad news stop you.”
Photos by cbs.com.