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After She Was Diagnosed With Terminal Breast Cancer, This Woman Decided To Do Her Wedding Photos Solo

"I realized that even though I am alone, I can accomplish so much in life. You don't need to wait for someone to complete you."

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Chen said she decided to come forward and tell her story because she wanted to give others who are also going through a hard time the urge to stay alive.

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Her story has since been widely shared and reported by local media, and Chen said she has received countless messages of support from strangers.

"I couldn't have known that stage four cancer was waiting for me, but I'm making the most of the limited time we all have," she said.

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"Things may feel really bad, but staying alive is the most important thing," she said. "Everything else is insignificant in the face of that."

Kassy Cho is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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