A 42-year-old woman suffering from malignancy was able to fulfill her wish of getting married.

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Cancer Patient Receives Wedding Wish in Hospital

October 5th, 2013

Cindy Dang, who have suffers from cancer, was able to fulfill her wish of getting married. Marianne Favro reports.

Cindy Dang has never worn makeup.

But this day is different — it’s her big day.

The particular fuss is a welcome diversion through her no fuss line in a hospital room at the VA Palo Alto Medical Center, where Dang receives treatment for Stage 3 ovarian cancer.

Instead of undergoing chemotherapy, she is going through a makeover from a volunteer with all the American Cancer Society.

“When I see a cancer patient fighting for their lifestyle it makes me want to fight for them and help them, ” said Sarah Zebb, an American Cancer Society offer.

The particular Navy veteran who did a tour of duty in the Persian Gulf is relishing her reflection.

Her veil showcasing, not hiding, her smile.

What Dang thought would be a boring wedding in her hospital room turned into a beautiful outdoor ceremony thanks to her friends and hospital personnel.

“I think everybody is trying to surround me with love and support, and tell me not to give up, ” Dang said. “I┬áhave a long, lengthy struggle to go, but this is my break to make me enjoy life. ”

Dang is marrying her soul mate, her boyfriend of 15 years, Jesse Jones.

Her illness has brought Jones a new perspective.

“I know to live life to the fullest, ” Jones said. “Take it day by day. ”

And sometimes, minute by minute.

“I just turned forty two in┬áSeptember. It’s not my time yet, ” Dang said. “I’m going to fight. ”

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