The 27-year-old Q May Chen from Taipei, Taiwan is battling life at a young age when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. A few years ago, Chen can’t be any happier when she was declared cancer-free after receiving treatment for stage two breast cancer.
When she thought that was the end, two years later Chen discovered that her cancer had come back and worsened to a terminal diagnosis.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer stage four.
That was when she decided to give herself a birthday present she always wanted on her birthday.
She had her own wedding photo shoot, solo.
And it looks straight out of a fairytale.
Just like many of her friends, Chen dreamed of having a beautiful photo shoot on her wedding day and waited for the right guy, and the right time.
But when she got sick she realized that the only time is now,
And the only person she needs is herself.
“When I was younger, I loved to dress up and always hoped that I would one day be able to do my own wedding shoot when I got married. And so I waited, but then I got sick again. That was when I finally decided that this was something I needed to do,” recalled Chen on her decision.
“Time is very valuable, every moment cannot be wasted. I do not have to wait. I can complete my own dream.”
Admitted that the shoot really empowered her, Chen said that she decided to come forward and tell her story to give others who are also going through a hard time the urge to stay alive.
“I realized that even though I am alone, I can accomplish so much in life.”
“You don’t need to wait for someone to complete you.”
“I’ve done so many things now that I never thought I’d be able to. Last year, I got my driving license so that I can go anywhere I want without depending on others.”
Besides the stunning wedding photo shoot, Chen also wanted to travel to Bali with her mother for a ‘honeymoon’.
“I couldn’t have known that stage four cancer was waiting for me, but I’m making the most of the limited time we all have. Things may feel really bad, but staying alive is the most important thing. Everything else is insignificant in the face of that.”
“I feel like sometimes it may seem like God has made you fall over, but maybe it’s actually him pushing you to achieve something more.”
Chen is now still bravely challenging life and proudly pushing her limits.