The first time photographer Angelo Merendino met Jennifer, he knew she was the one. They fell in love and got married in New York’s Central Park, surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones. Five short months later, Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer. From Angelo’s blog: “I remember the exact moment…Jen’s voice and the numb feeling that enveloped me. That feeling has never left. I’ll also never forget how we looked into each other’s eyes and held each other’s hands. ‘We are together, we’ll be ok.'” Throughout Jennifer’s battle, Angelo decided to photograph it. He wanted to humanize the face of cancer using the beautiful face of his wife. Angelo wrote a book titled, “The Battle We Didn’t Choose, My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer.” Fifty percent of the net profits from the sales of his book will be donated to The Love You Share, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial assistance to women in need while they are receiving treatment for breast cancer. The photos are very powerful and speak for themselves.
What a beautiful and touching story. He obviously loved his wife more than anything. This story just breaks my heart and it hurts to think about the people who have to deal with this with their loved ones. For more information on Angelo and Jennifer you can visit Angelo’s blog: https://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com/
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