Brad Bousquet has been amazed at his wife Alissa’s resiliency while fighting breast cancer. That’s why in order to commemorate her last day of chemo treatment, Brad wanted to do something extra special.
“She has amazed me with her strength, courage, and positive attitude through it all,” Brad writes of his wife on YouTube. “She still has a few surgeries ahead of her but completing chemotherapy is huge milestone in her journey.”
Brad secretly contacted Alissa’s friends and asked them to help him surprise her by showering her in roses. He also arranged for a florist to sell roses for $10 and for all proceeds to be donated towards breast cancer research.
Brad says, “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 [ed. note: the cancer foundation] donation.”
170 families bought roses and raised $4500 for breast cancer research! Then came the moment to surprise Alissa. With the roses neatly packed in 36 vases, Alissa’s two daughters and four close friends (AKA Alissa’s Crew) made the delivery of the rose baskets to Alissa. Needless to say, she was shocked to see so many flowers and wondered where they had all come from.
In an extra sweet gesture, Brad and Alissa decided to share the joy with others. “After presenting the rose baskets to my wife, we shared them with the other cancer patients receiving treatment today as a gift from our family,” shares Brad.
This is the card we shared when we handed out Alissa's roses to all of the people receiving chemotherapy. What an…
“Many of the people they shared the roses with had “tears as they read the card I wrote for them.” Brad adds, “The joy of sharing these roses with the other cancer patients was one of my favorite parts.”
What a beautiful gesture! Watch the video of Alissa receiving all her flowers and share Brad’s touching surprise with your family and friends.