Charissa is not there anymore. Friday afternoon, she was given euthanasia. The handsome young woman was three years ago, cancer affected. “The diagnosis of ovarian cancer came as a bolt from the blue,” says Eliane, Charissa's best friend. “Charissa had suffered from severe pains. But cancer? No, that no one had seen coming. After diagnosis, the doctors, the ovaries need to remove. That was Charissa terrible. She had a great desire to have children.”
Chemo, surgeries, radiation treatments and experimental therapies have not been able to prevent the disease further uitzaaide. At the beginning of this year, Charissa a courageous decision: with all the treatments stop. It has been enough, said them yourself. So she opted for a serene death in an intimate circle. But permanently to say goodbye? That would Charissa only do after her fairytale wedding with her great love Arno (24) had experienced.
Who else than Eliane, who own trouwbureau runs, it would be the perfect party to help organise. “Actually wanted Arno it all yourself,” says Eliane. “But I'm a wedding planner. Isn't it logical that you then your services?”