VIDEO: Wife Receives 500 Roses From Husband After Last Chemo Treatment
On June 24, Brad Bousquet wanted “to do something special” for his wife Alissa after her last chemotherapy treatment. So he and some of Alissa’s friends and family began secretly ordering roses, with the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, to deliver to the hospital where Alissa was recovering.
The final count: 500 roses in 36 vases.
According to a note Brad wrote below the YouTube video showing his wife’s shock at receiving the flowers,
Today is my wife’s last chemotherapy treatment. She has amazed me with her strength, courage, and positive attitude through it all. She still has a few surgeries ahead of her but completing chemotherapy is huge milestone in her journey. I wanted to do something special during this last treatment to celebrate the end of her chemo and to show her the tremendous love and support she has from her friends and family.
Brad also wanted to do something for others in honor of his wife:
Each rose was purchased for $10.00 with all of the proceeds being donated to Susan G. Komen towards breast cancer research. I was amazed when the orders started rolling in! We quickly reached 100 roses, then 300 roses, then 400. When we reached 500 roses I told the flower shop to stop ordering roses and let all the remaining orders go entirely to the Susan G. Komen donation. Together over 170 families wanted to purchase roses and we ended up raising over $4500 for breast cancer research. The flower shop placed the roses in 36 vases and then put them in 6 small wicker baskets. Alissa’s two teen aged daughters and four close friends (AKA Alissa’s Crew) made the delivery.
The flowers were given to other patients at the hospital.
H/T to The Associated Press for the video link.