Loving husband Brad Bousquet went to great lengths to commemorate the last day of chemo treatment for his wife, Alissa Bousquet, who is fighting breast cancer.
His gift showed not just how much he cared, but also how much support the entire town was ready to provide for Alissa and others battling breast cancer.
A dozen roses simply weren’t enough for a Nebraska man who wanted “to do something special” for his wife to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment. So, he raised money and surprised her with 500.
Video of the surprise shows Alissa Bousquet’s repeating “holy moly” in disbelief as friends and family delivered the 36 vases of roses to her at the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in Omaha. Husband Brad Bousquet writes about how he planned the big surprise on YouTube.
“To accomplish this I secretly sent a text to several of Alissa’s friends and family. I asked them to help me surprise her by showering her in roses during her last treatment. I arranged for our local flower shop to take the orders.”
“Each rose was purchased for $10.00 with all of the proceeds being donated to Susan G. Komen towards breast cancer research. I was amazed when the orders started rolling in!”
“We quickly reached 100 roses, then 300 roses, then 400. When we reached 500 roses I told the flower shop to stop ordering roses and let all the remaining orders go entirely to the Susan G. Komen donation.”
“Together over 170 families wanted to purchase roses and we ended up raising over $4500 for breast cancer research. The flower shop placed the roses in 36 vases and then put them in 6 small wicker baskets. Alissa’s two teen aged daughters and four close friends (AKA Alissa’s Crew) made the delivery.”
On the last day of chemotherapy, 500 roses were delivered to his wife and $4,500 was donated to the foundation in Alissa’s name, according to the Huffington Post.
“She has amazed me with her strength, courage, and positive attitude through it all. She still has a few surgeries ahead of her but completing chemotherapy is huge milestone in her journey,” Brad wrote on YouTube.
“I wanted to do something special during this last treatment to celebrate the end of her chemo and to show her the tremendous love and support she has from her friends and family.”