Husband gives wife 500 roses for last chemo treatment

Posted at 1:23 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 17:35:03-04

Alissa Bousquet, 40, was undergoing her final chemotherapy treatment last month when friends and family suddenly started bringing boxes of roses. Bousquet was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer last December after having her first mammogram.

After weeks of treatment, Bousquet's husband Brad wanted to celebrate the end of her intense rounds of chemotherapy. He texted 20 friends and neighbors asking them to pay $10 per rose and pledged to donate all proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The news quickly spread and 500 orders were placed.

"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," Brad Bousquet wrote on Facebook about the gift.

"I had no clue first of all that he was doing it," Alissa Bousquet told ABC News today. "He did so good. I was in such shock."

The Bousquets said they distributed the roses to other patients also undergoing chemotherapy.

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Brad Bousquet said $4,500 has been raised for the cancer charity and donations are still being sent in Alissa Bousquet's honor.

"It was crazy," Alissa Bousquet said. "It just so happened that was the fullest day since I had been doing the chemo. I think there was maybe one chair open or one or two chairs open...that was awesome."