Watch Man Propose During Girlfriend’s Last Chemo Session
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Good luck finding a proposal that will top this one.
Earlier this month, Lucas D’Onofrio, 24, got on bended knee and popped the question to girlfriend Tamara Bruzzo during her final chemo session.
Back in February, Bruzzo, 21, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and she was set to finish the last of her six sessions when D’Onofrio surprised her in her room at Florida’s Boca Raton Regional Hospital while a friend taped it and another took photos.
Why now? D’Onofrio told Today:
After the whole situation happened, around her second chemo session it hit me out of nowhere like an epiphany that it would be really great to propose to her on her last chemo session. I felt like it would mark the end of everything we have gone through together with the cancer and turn the page to a new part of our lives.”
The room had been set up with a Hollywood theme for a party, but a whole team of people in on the surprise turned it into a setting so romantic The Bachelor could learn a thing or two from it.
D’Onofrio posted the proposal on his Facebook page and it exploded from there.
D’Onofrio and Bruzzo have been dating for six years, going all the way back to their time together in high school. Bruzzo said D’Onofrio has stood by her during this whole ordeal, even shaving his head in support, adding, “I went through so many changes in such a short period of time, but he didn’t let that affect us.”
Doctors are optimistic Bruzzo won’t need any more chemo, which means she can turn her attention to planning their wedding — they hope to walk down the aisle next year.