— A viral photo of a husband supporting his wife during her cancer treatment is a reminder of what marriage is really about.
On April 14, Mackenna Newman, 17, tweeted a photo of her dad Jon posted up outside his wife Marci’s bedroom, writing, “My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I’m crying.”
My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I’m crying pic.twitter.com/rucH9HfDvk
— kenna (@mackenna_newman) April 14, 2017
The sweet image was retweeted more than 9000 times and received 100K likes on the Love What Matters Facebook page.
According to Newman, Marci was diagnosed with thyroid cancer (which spread to her lymph nodes and trachea) in October. But Jon has been right by her side ever since.
“Jon goes to every doctor’s appointment, every blood test, every surgery, every radiation,” Marci told BuzzFeed News. “And, as you can see, if he can’t be by my side he is as close as he can get!”
Twitter was moved by Jon’s compassion:
@mackenna_newman This is my 7 year old sitting in my door way as I was in isolation. Thyroid cancer here too. Stay strong and stay positive. pic.twitter.com/CI0Sf7jxpJ
— The Network (@AutographNetwrk) April 24, 2017
@mackenna_newman Beautiful! True, beautiful, meanigful love. All the best to your mom.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) April 24, 2017