Mom Battling Breast Cancer Gets Touching Marriage Proposal (VIDEO)

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Sara and Lola
Sara Duncan & daughter Lola's YouTube video went viral.
A 44-year-old woman named Sara Duncan who is battling breast cancer became something of an Internet sensation in the U.K. recently when footage of her 6-year-old daughter, Lola, cutting her hair hit the web. Duncan initially made the video for close family and friends, but she decided to upload it to YouTube to inspire families to find a positive way of dealing with the disease and to raise money for cancer charities through JustGiving.com. It's a totally tearjerking clip, but you can tell Duncan is a very brave, bold woman who has much to say about her battle thus far. 

Sara was even invited on the U.K. morning talk show Daybreak to talk about it, and out of the blue ... her long-term partner and father to their two kids (Lola and brother Finn), Craig Etchells, got down on one knee and proposed in front of millions of viewers! What an amazing surprise!

Etchells turned to the host of the show and asked, "I planned to do something on the London Eye later this morning, but if I can I'd like to hijack 20 seconds to do something special?" Then, he turned to Sara, took her hand and said:

Sara, you are the bravest, most beautiful girl I've ever met in my life. I spoke to your dad yesterday and asked for his blessing and he said yes. Make me the happiest man in the world. Will you marry me?

Awwwww!! There wasn't a dry eye in the crowd -- probably out there among Daybreak's TV viewership either. Of course Sara said yes.

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Prior to the proposal, Etchell had talked about how the disease affected them as a couple, noting, "I’m really proud of Sara. The way it has brought us together has been phenomenal. I think it has brought out the best in both of us and our family." How heartwarming, considering how sometimes disease has a way of doing exactly the opposite to relationships? 

And I adore how he spoke of his pride for her and how he sees her as "brave." Seems as though even when she was in her darkest hour, or especially then, he fell even more in love with her, and their bond grew even stronger. It's truly inspiring to know that with all the strife and stress and pain disease can inflict, it can also bring people closer together and deeper in love. Here's hoping this is just the beginning of many more beautiful things to come for Sara, Craig, and their beautiful family.

Here's the original video of Sara and daughter Lola that made them YouTube stars:

 

How do Sara's story and marriage proposal make you feel?


Image via SaraLolaVideo/YouTube

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