Husband Wears Pink Tutu To Support Wife Through Chemo

Husband Wears Pink Tutu To Support Wife Through Chemo

Being a superhero doesn't mean you always need a cape. in the case of a Bob Carey a pink tutu will do just fine.

The Tutu Project™ began in 2003 as a lark. I mean, really, think of it. Me photographing myself in a pink tutu, how crazy is that?

10 years ago my wife, Linda, and I moved to the East Coast and, as odd as it may sound it, the self-portraits proved to be a perfect way of expressing myself. Why? Because even though the move was exciting, exhilarating, and inspiring, it was 180 degrees from what I knew. So I took the old, mixed it in with the new, and kept the tutu handy.

Six months after the move, Linda, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She beat it, only to have it recur in 2006. During these past nine years, I’ve been in awe of her power, her beauty, and her spirit. Oddly enough, her cancer has taught us that life is good, dealing with it can be hard, and sometimes the very best thing—no, the only thing—we can do to face another day is to laugh at ourselves, and share a laugh with others.

He's now released a book titled Ballerina, featuring all the wonderful and whimsical scenarios where his pink tutu has taken him. The funds he's raised from selling the book itself, have gone into helping setup and fund The Carey Foundation, a charity he and Linda have created to help support women and families who are affected by breast cancer.

Even just $5 can have a real impact on those who need it most.

Not only is he putting a smile on the face of his wife, together they're helping put smiles back on all those also on their cancer journey. It's a beautiful story that laughter, love and a sense of humour truly are the best medicine don't you think?

Via The Carey Foundation

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