No one likes to be told to hurry up when one is already feeling jittery. That was how one woman felt when she was at a counseling session on chemotherapy and a doctor told her to hurry up. But as soon as he removed his mask, she couldn’t believe who was standing in front of her.
In March 2016, Mary Glasure, of Toronto, Ohio, went to the Tony Teramana Cancer Center for counseling on chemotherapy whilst she battled with breast cancer. Though she was feeling nervous, she had her six children by her side to give her the support that she needed.
Then, a doctor wearing blue scrubs and a surgical mask walked in.
“I couldn’t understand what he was saying to me. I was thinking: …now what?” Glasure told CBS News.
The doctor told Glasure: “I have a lunch appointment to get to; let’s hurry up.”
Glasure was confused.
But once the doctor pulled off his mask, Glasure was stunned and broke down immediately.
It was her son, Marine Cpl. Corey Hoffmaster, who had come home from Yuma, Arizona, where he was stationed.
“I didn’t even know my own son! When he took his mask off, I just went nuts,” Glasure said of her reactions.
“We were all in tears; it was pretty amazing,” Hoffmaster’s brother, Cody Glasure, recalled.
The surprise was planned by the seven siblings and captured on video by Cody.
“He was pretty excited about it,” Cody Glasure told TODAY. “The past few times he came home on leave, he didn’t surprise her, so he was really excited to do a surprise this time.”
“I needed my spirits boosted,” Glasure said. “It was once-in-a-lifetime thing for me. I never in a million years thought he would be coming back.”
“It’s hard because with what I’m dealing with, you don’t know if you will see them again,” Glasure explained. “Things could go wrong, or the treatment might not go right for you. I see why God gave me these kids at times like this because they’ve all stepped up to the plate and given me a reason to fight all this.”
Hoffmaster returned to Arizona after a 10-day stay.
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