Back in February, Tamara Bruzzo was diagnosed witn non-Hodgkin”s lymphoma. As her illness ran its course, she went through a battery of chemotherapy treatments, which included six 96-hour-long chemical infusions. There was a celebration in store for her last day of treatment, but it was not at all what she expected.
Lucas D”Onofrio, her boyfriend and high school sweetheart, had some amazing plans.
He decked out the hospital room with pictures, rose petals, balloons, and (flameless) candles. He presented Tamara with a 100-rose bouquet before popping the question.
“I wanted it to be a symbol of closing the chapter of cancer in her life and opening a new chapter with our lives together,” Lucas said.
He describes the scene: “She came all the way to me holding her IV machine [to] where I was standing with the bouquet of roses, and that”s when I proceeded to say something nice, romantic, and cheesy as I choked and tried to hold back a tear or two.” But it all worked out pretty well.
And that wasn”t all. When Tamara accepted his proposal, fireworks went off outside, and about 30 of the couple”s family and friends appeared to surprise and congratulate them. Lucas had some help from the nurses who attended to Tamara during her treatments in the hospital. “All the nurses love Tamara, so they were more than happy to help,” Lucas said.
Watch Lucas” proposal here. It”s a long video, so we suggest skipping to the 2:30 mark to see the big moment.
(via Distractify, BuzzFeed)
We have a feeling these two are going to have a great life together, and we wish them all the best. Tamara currently has a GoFundMe campaign to help her pay for her treatments, and if you”d like to give her a wedding present, you can do so by donating.