When you’re going through a hard time in life, you want the people you care about right by your side. A sweet video clip dating back to March 2016 reminded us just how much our loved ones are important to us during our darkest moments.
Mary Glasure of Toronto, Ohio, was going through her own health scares around that time.
The mom of seven recently became the victim of cancer that affected her “left breast, spine and left lung among other places.”
During one of her doctor visits at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center in Steubenville, she brought along six of her children for emotional support.
The only person missing was her son Marine Cpl. Corey Hoffmaster, who was stationed in Yuma, Arizona.
He hadn’t been back home for the past two years. But, all that was about to change at this chemotherapy appointment.
At the start of the video, a doctor came inside the room with an offbeat attitude.
Dressed in full scrubs and a surgical mask over his face, he told Glasure, “I have a lunch appointment to get to; let’s hurry up.”
Totally confused by his demeanor, Glasure laughed it off, but it’s what happened next that left her in shock. The mom immediately burst into tears when the doctor took off his mask.
“Hi, mama,” Hoffmaster said. It was actually her military son in disguise!
The two embraced each other with a hug. Everyone in the room laughed and cried as they watched the “very emotional and amazing moment.”
Upon hearing the news about his mom, Hoffmaster caught a plane around 11 p.m. the night before and headed for Ohio.
He didn’t want to miss the opportunity to be there for her.
Glasure had also hoped her son would be able to make it home, and fortunately, he did. “I wanted him to be here in person,” she said.
Well, Hoffmaster was there giving his support for the next 10 days.
With the help of his three brothers and three sisters, he was able to make this special reunion happen, and I’m sure there short time together gave his mom the strength she needed to carry on.
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