Amazing Dad Supports Family With Breast CancerThe Breast Cancer Site
When a person is diagnosed with breast cancer, they can use a lot of help. Patients need someone to drive them to treatments and help them with mundane tasks, such as cooking and cleaning. The support of family and friends is invaluable to someone living with breast cancer. Few people understand this better than Richard Wells. According to the "Today" show, Wells cared for his two daughters and wife who fought breast cancer.
Wells was married to his wife for 50 years. Unfortunately, she lost her battle with breast cancer in 2012. While she was going through treatment, so was Well's' daughter Kathi, who is now 44 years old. Wells would hold his daughter's and wife's hands as they underwent chemotherapy. He drove them around, cleaned the house and prepared meals. Essentially, Wells made sure they had nothing to worry about outside of healing.
Well's other daughter Margi is now battling the disease, but she has the loving support of her father.
"When people learn about what my mom, sister and I have been through with breast cancer, they are always amazed," Kathi told the "Today" show. "They say things like, 'strong' and 'brave,' etc. But they don't always realize the bravest and strongest of all of us is my dad. He deserves the most praise."