Laughter Is Medicine

A beautiful story about taking ones own hardship and turning it around by authentically making others smile for a greater cause.

You might scratch your head when you see these photos and think “Why is that guy wearing a pink tutu?” The answer is, in equal parts, ridiculous and heartwarming. You see, this is Bob Carey. Bob’s wife has cancer. She was diagnosed with it in 2003 and The Tutu Project (as it’s now officially called) began as a way for Bob to express himself and make his wife smile. Then, it turned into something much bigger.

So Bob finds different locations…
So Bob finds different locations...
And takes pictures of himself, topless and sporting a fluffy, pink tutu.
And takes pictures of himself, topless and sporting a fluffy, pink tutu.
It’s as entertaining as it sounds.
It's as entertaining as it sounds.
It helped Linda, his brave wife, smile while she was battling cancer.
It helped Linda, his brave wife, smile while she was battling cancer.
She was diagnosed in 2003 and the cancer came back in 2006.
She was diagnosed in 2003 and the cancer came back in 2006.
Now, instead of fighting their own battles, the Careys are trying to help other women beat cancer.
Now, instead of fighting their own battles, the Careys are trying to help other women beat cancer.
The couple self-published a book, Ballerina, full of Bob’s tutu photos.
The couple self-published a book, Ballerina, full of Bob's tutu photos.
All proceeds will go to The Carey Foundation, a non-profit organization they formed to support women with breast cancer.
All proceeds will go to The Carey Foundation, a non-profit organization they formed to support women with breast cancer.
From personal experience…
From personal experience...
Bob and Linda know that not ALL expenses are covered by medical insurance.
Bob and Linda know that not ALL expenses are covered by medical insurance.
So by raising money for women with cancer, they want to help make their lives a little easier.
So by raising money for women with cancer, they want to help make their lives a little easier.
They are showing these women that no, they are NOT alone!
They are showing these women that no, they are NOT alone!
There is at least one guy wearing a pink tutu that is on their side.
There is at least one guy wearing a pink tutu that is on their side.
And he wants to help them stand up to cancer.
And he wants to help them stand up to cancer.
It may seem silly.
It may seem silly.
But it’s potentially life-saving silliness.
But it's potentially life-saving silliness.
So take a page out the Carey’s book… and think of a way to wear your own pink tutu.
So take a page out the Carey's book... and think of a way to wear your own pink tutu.

“Oddly enough, her cancer has taught us that life is good, dealing with it can be hard, and sometimes the very best thing—no, the only thing—we can do to face another day is to laugh at ourselves, and share a laugh with others.”

The Tutu Project is proud to announce that they were chosen by Deutsche Telekom to tell their story of how Bob and Linda Carey have chosen to deal with breast cancer through inspiration, courage and love.

Link: http://www.thetutuproject.com/telekom…

“Things get great when People start sharing” — It’s under this motto that Deutsche Telekom will give true stories a platform as part of its future communication. The focus is on sharing special moments, made possible by Deutsche Telekom’s innovative telecommunications technologies.

“Sharing has never been more relevant for people than it is today — and it’s becoming more and more so. We are making sharing special moments the focus of our communication to underline the relevance of today’s telecommunications technologies,” said Hans-Christian Schwingen, Head of Brand Strategy and Marketing Communication at Deutsche Telekom. “Life writes countless true and moving stories. We will be picking up on some of them in future and giving them a platform.”

A special thanks to Deutsche Telekom for letting us share this story on our channel.

You can support their incredible project by visiting this link.

To learn more about Bob, Linda and their brave battle against cancer, visit The Tutu Project’s website or donate to The Carey Foundation.

Please share Bob’s awesome story with everyone you know.