Tamara Bruzzo was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on February 13, 2015, at the age of 21. She endured six grueling chemotherapy treatments.
For her final treatment, her friends and family decorated her room for a Hollywood-themed night under the guise of celebrating her final 96-hour chemotherapy session — which was still something they planned to celebrate! It’s just that her boyfriend, Lucas D’Onofrio, knew that the Hollywood theme meant Bruzzo was going to get all gussied up and that fit right along with his plan… one that included a ring and a very important question!
D’Onofrio decorated the room with 100 candles, 100 bouquets of roses, and tons of balloons with the help of family, friends, and the nurses at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He had Bruzzo’s sister distract her from coming into the room while they set up.
When Tamara entered the room, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran was playing and Lucas was standing near her bed holding a bouquet of roses. What happens next is so sweet! (Plus, can we just say how much we LOVE that both Lucas and Tamara are rocking a shaved head?!)
Watch the inspiring, absolutely beautiful moment now! Skip to 1:40 if you can’t stand the anticipation — that’s when Tamara finally enters the room! Eeeeek!
C. Dixon likes to read, sing, eat, drink, write, and other verbs. She enjoys cavorting around the country to visit loved ones and experience new places, but especially likes to be at home with her husband, son, and dog.