Powerful Photos Document Daily Life Fighting Cancer by Angelo Merendino

By: Angelo Merendino
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4DvEnsVGjE

On September 1st, 2007, I married the girl of my dreams. Jen was my best friend and I knew the minute I first saw her that she was the one.
The following February, only 5 months after our wedding, Jennifer was diagnosed with breast cancer.
In April of 2010, our biggest fear became our reality, Jen’s cancer had metastasized to her liver and bone. In December of 2011, Jen passed.
At times during Jen’s treatment we realized that our family and friends did not understand how serious our life had become, and really, how could they?
Thankfully Jennifer let me photograph our day to day life. Our hope was that we could share with others the challenges faced by those struggling with cancer and the importance of family and friends.
My goal is to publish a book that will accompany a traveling exhibition of these photographs, our story. By contributing to my campaign you will help bring awareness to the realities of a daily life with cancer and the importance of being there for someone who is fighting for his or her life.
My photographs are not just about cancer, they are about love and life, and never giving up. They are about embracing every second.

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