When Alissa Bousquet completed her last round of breast cancer chemotherapy on June 23, her husband Brad bought flowers to mark the occasion. But it couldn’t be just a simple bouquet; he enlisted their small community of Oakland, Nebraska to purchase and deliver 500 roses to Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in Omaha.
“She has amazed me with her strength, courage, and positive attitude through it all,” 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.”
Brad collaborated with Oakland florist Sue Beckner to sell roses for $10 each and donate the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen foundation in Alissa’s name. He text messaged 20 friends and asked them to purchase a rose and spread the word, ultimately raising $4,500 for the cause.
“That’s what’s cool about a small town,” Beckner told local news station KMTV. “You hate it because every thinks they know your business, but when you need support there’s no better place.”
Once Alissa received the 500 roses, her daughters and family friends got to work handing out bouquets to other patients and staff at the cancer center.
“The giving is better than the receiving, a hundred percent on that one,” Alissa said.
Watch the heartwarming story in the video above.