Cancer survivor who donated roses continues treatment

Posted at 7:30 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 20:30:54-04

We told you in June about the Bousquet family of Oakland, Nebraska. Brad surprised his wife, Alissa, with 500 roses on the last day of chemotherapy at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in Omaha. 

He had friends buy the roses for $10 apiece with money going to cancer research through Susan G. Komen.

  • Watch 'Husband gets wife 500 roses for last chemo' from June. 

We learned Alissa just had another step in her treatment journey. She has the BRCA2 gene mutation so she opted to have a double mastectomy to lessen her chances of having to fight the disease again. She is recovering from the surgery and will likely need more. 

She hopes any attention she has gained from the video, which went viral, will help raise money for research and care. 

You can donate to "Alissa's Crew" for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.