The first time photographer Angelo Merendino met Jennifer, he just knew that she was the one. They fell in love and got married in New York’s Central Park, surrounded by their family, friends, and loved ones. But sadly, just five months later, Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Throughout her battle with cancer, Angelo decided to photograph it. He wanted to humanize the face of cancer on the face of his wife. As you scroll down below, you’ll see the photos speak for themselves.
Angelo recalls: “I remember the exact moment we found out Jen has cancer…Jen’s voice and the numb feeling that enveloped me. That feeling has never left. I’ll also never forget how we looked into each other’s eyes and held each other’s hands. We are together, we’ll be ok.”
Angelo and Jennifer’s story is heart breaking, but it’s in the face of a tragedy like this that we rise above. Angelo has started an organization to help women with finances during their expensive battle with breast cancer. You can see his organization and other information on Angelo’s blog.
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