Though the images are whimsical, the story behind them is somber: Carey’s wife Linda was diagnosed with cancer in 2003. She beat it, only to have the cancer recur in 2006; and she has been undergoing chemo ever since. The illness taught Carey that though life can be hard, sometimes the best thing to do is laugh.
Today, Carey dons his frills to fight breast cancer, one pirouette at a time. He’ll be self-publishing “Ballerina,” a book of his portraits and humorous stories, this fall, and hopes to raise $75,000 to benefit breast cancer organizations. Read more at thetutuproject.com.
Photo: Bob Carey
More About Love Stories
What You’re Sharing
- This Woman’s Comment About Food Donations Says a Lot About Poverty in America
- This Powerful Story Will Convince You to Stop Saying “Let Me Know If You Need Anything”
- The Husband Who Vanished
- Her Dad Rarely Gave Compliments—Which Made This Little Comment All the More Special
- Romancing a Terrorist: I Posed Online as a Young Woman Interested in ISIS