- A video of a couple shaving off their hair during their wedding reception has circulated online
- The guests were stunned by the show of love, which was a way of showing support to the bride's mother, who had battled cancer
- Luna Macapagal, the mother of the bride, sadly passed away on January 12, 2021
A video of a couple displayed a show of solidarity to the bride's mother at their wedding ceremony has been circulating online. The newlyweds decided to shave their hair in solidarity with the woman who was battling cancer at the time.
The lovebirds stunned their guests on their big day when they took to the dance floor to show the woman, Luna Macapagal, that she was not alone in her battle.
Alistair and his wife Jony warmed his new mother-in-law's heart. Sadly, Luna passed away on 12 January, 2021.
Luna, from Auckland, New Zealand, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in 2018, Indian Times reports.
The bride said it was her new husband who came up with the idea to surprise their guests and shave their hair at the wedding reception.
Watch the tear-jerking video below:
As the world marked Cancer Day on 4 February, Briefly.co.za reported on US vice president Kamala Harris choosing to remember her mother who died of colon cancer a year after her diagnosis.
She shared how her doctor mother relocated to the United States to help in finding cancer cure only for her to be diagnosed with the same illness.
Part of the details on her Vice President Instagram account read:
''My mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, came to this country with a dream: to cure cancer. She became a breast cancer scientist and worked for decades in the lab to advance the fight against the deadly disease.
It was a shock when she told us in 2008 that she herself was diagnosed with colon cancer, and a great sadness when she passed away a year later. I miss her every day. I know the President, First Lady, and so many Americans understand that loss.''
Her post was flocked to by followers who showered her with love and some wishing that a cure would be found soon. Here are some comments from the post:
''God bless your mother's memory and the research she did. Because of people like her people like me were able to have medicines to help in our breast cancer fight.''
''You are one of a kind Vice President. God Bless you and your family.''
''Thank you for sharing your Mother’s story. I have just survived my battle with colon cancer. Praying for a cure .''
''I know your mother would be so proud.''
Harris also mentioned that together with President Joe Biden they will ensure that the fight in finding a cure continues.
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