Cancer is a thing no one would ever dare laugh about. However, with all the difficulties surrounding the illness, laughter can be the best medicine. The greatest example of this approach is The Tutu Project, a fun and simply endearing effort of a man who wanted to make things easier and funnier for his wife after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
A man with a pink tutu might be all you need when things get dark. This is what photographer Bob Carey decided to do when he found out about his wife Linda’s diagnosis of his wife Linda – he donned the pink ballet accessory and took photos of himself in various different and unexpected places. All this just to make his wife laugh.
Actually, the wonderfully successful images immediately inspired joy, laughter and brightness not only for the wife but for many other women and their beloved ones in the breast cancer patient community. It’s no wonder that the photographs went like hot cakes and people started spreading the amusing pictures all over the place.
Hopefully, this great endeavor will become a larger project to brighten the lives of even more people who suffer from this uninvited guest.
Let us introduce you to Bob and Linda Carey
Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, so Bob put on a pink tutu
“When Linda was diagnosed, that’s when I went to self-therapy mode. That’s what I do when things are getting hard. I start making photographs,” said Bob
The only thing Bob could think of is to make his wife laugh, to make her innocently happy and carefree for a moment or a day
That’s when the pink tutu came into the picture – literally
“It is about keeping everything light and not so serious,” claims Bob
The endearing pictures of a middle-aged man wearing a pink tutu in many random places certainly made Linda laugh. But that wasn’t all. That was just the beautiful beginning
“The more I laugh, the better I feel,” Linda says
The cancer treatment began and Linda would take the photos to show them to the other women
Women were charmed by Bob’s beautiful endeavor. They laughed, they felt better, and it helped pass the time away
The pictures went like hot cakes
“Who would have thought a pink tutu would connect with so many people,” said Linda
Bob’s wacky but adorably sincere self-portraits helped him stand by Linda by standing out
The pictures helped raise not only awareness about cancer, but also helped empower those in need of hope
Man Puts On A Pink Tutu And Travels The World To Bring A Smile To His Wife Fighting Breast Cancer originally appeared on Bored Panda on December 13, 2013.
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