World Kindness Day: Kindness Makes Dream Wedding

November 11, 2015
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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.

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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.”

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