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 have 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 September. It’s not my time yet, ” Dang said. “I’m going to fight. ”