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The Bold Indian Bride: She Is A Cancer Survivor And The Biggest Inspiration!

She is beautiful in every angle!

Women are inspiring the world in every other field and more in today’s world. They stand tall and are a role model for generations to come and honestly, their hard work, talent and their immense ability to achieve have brought them to where they are today. While some join the army all ready to fight for their country, some settle for being the best homemakers and perfectionists one could find.

While we are awed at the astonishing feat women have been gaining for a long time now, yet another comes our way. Vaishnavi Poovanedran wanted to be a part of a stunning bridal photo shoot – you might wonder what’s an achievement in that, ay? Poovanedran was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer at the tender age of 22 in the year 2013.

After procedures of cure like Lumpectomy and wearying sessions of Chemotherapy for two years, she was cured but what affected her the most was the fragments of her physical beauty which it took away. “For me, as a cancer survivor, I dreamt the day I marry the love of my life. Dreamt, what it is like to look like a bride, to feel like a bride. Having gone through cancer treatments (chemotherapy, etc.), losing my hair was by far the hardest thing I ever had to go through. I felt that I was not beautiful enough to be loved and was not beautiful enough to look or ever feel like a bride. Hair, it is our ‘crowning glory’ and having that taken away from you is devastating. But we choose to accept what we have, appreciate what we are and welcome what is coming.”

But she emerged stronger, stronger than the strongest of us would have been and she decided to celebrate the person that she is through this gorgeous photoshoot.

She further added, “Nothing can stop me….nope, NOTHING! Not even CANCER!”

These stunning images of Poovanedran were captured by photographer Celes Gerard under the title Bold Indian Bride.

 

 

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Cancer treatments has given us alot of limitations, has robbed us from beauty and taken away our confidence. As a little girl, we have always dreamt of what our big day will be like and how we would look as a bride. But having cancer has stripped some of us from fulfilling these dreams. Alot of cancer survivors has postponed or even cancelled their big day. For me, as a cancer survivor, I dreamt the day I marry the love of my life. Dreamt, what it is like to look like a bride, to feel like a bride. Having gone through cancer treatments (chemotherapy, etc.), losing my hair was by far the hardest thing I ever had to go through. I felt that I was not beautiful enough to be loved and was not beautiful enough to look or ever feel like a bride. Hair, it is our ‘crowning glory’ and having that taken away from you is devastating. But we choose to accept what we have, appreciate what we are and welcome what is coming. So here it is, *Bold Indian Bride* ****************************************************** Bangles & Bridal Anklet : @desirec.my Silk Saree & Bridal Veil : @pattushastra Photography: @celesgrd Assisted by: @shi.vaa90 Make-up & Styling : @blushbeautybeyond Assisted by : @emmanuel_ravi98 Henna: @bdazzled_beauty #kissedbycancer #cancersucks #cancersurvivor #youngadultcancer #letsfcancer ** A huge thank you to the team. You guys made my dream come true. Not only I looked like a bride, I felt like a bride and it was all thanks to the wonderful team for bringing it to life. I am so grateful to have met such wonderful people. I am extremely blessed for the amount of love and support I have received. Scrolling through the pictures, tears rolled down because I got to have my dream come true and it is because you guys made it happen for me. I am extremely grateful. Thank you all so much. Lots of love, Navi

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Also read: Martyr Major Dhoundiyal’s Wife Breaks Our Hearts With Her Final Words!

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