Loving Husband Photographed Every Stage Of His Wife’s Breast Cancer, Till Her Tragic Death
Angelo Meredino is an American photographer whose wife was diagnosed with breast cancer only 5 months after they were married. To get family and friends to better understand their daily struggles, he photographed every stage of her battle with cancer until her death.
When you think of people battling through cancer, it’s hard for people who have never gone through it to understand the trials and tribulations cancer patients face. When Angelo Meredino and his late wife Jennifer found out she had breast cancer, they stood strong together to face the difficult battle. The couple had a great support system of family and friends, but it was hard for people to understand the daily struggles the couple faced. So Angelo decided to photograph the struggles that his wife faced during her ordeal.
Angelo made a blog, The Battle We Didn’t Choose, to document Jennifer’s progress, unfortunate death and the ups and downs Angelo has faced since. Through his words, you see the love and care Angelo had for his wife and you have a face for cancer. It is one thing to see the numbers of people dying, how many people are diagnosed or to watch an actor on TV try to portray the horrors of chemotherapy, but it quite another to see a picture of Jennifer’s hands holding the hairs that are falling from her head. Angelo even photographs the moment that he and Jennifer shaved her head.
Every picture shows a moment that you can’t help but get emotionally involved in. From sitting on the street at 40 years old having to use a walker, to her sleeping in a hospital bed while her concerned father watches over her. Instead of just feeling sad and wanting to cry (which I completely did for about 15 minutes) you feel the hope and compassion that Angelo felt for his wife. His blog shows that even though life can deal you a difficult hand, you also have the ability to make yourself and your world better.
Angelo Meredino now has a book, “The Battle We Didn’t Choose” which 50 percent of the proceeds will be going to the non-profit organization The Love You Share,which gives financial help to women while they are getting treatment for breast cancer.