Video of husband serenading wife before cancer surgery goes viral

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WFLA/CNN) – A North Carolina woman is facing her second battle with brain cancer, but this time she’s not going through it alone as her husband is giving her reason to fight.

Newlyweds Ray and Rosyln Singleton are on a journey they never expected.

“To me, cancer is a blessing because it’s my way of telling people that no matter what it is, it’s going to be okay,” Roslyn said.

Roslyn is facing her second battle with brain cancer.

She noticed changes with her health while she was serving in the Navy in 2008.

By 2013, before she’d ever met Ray, she received her first diagnosis.

“The first round was more aggressive. The tumor was the size of an orange,” Roslyn said.

By 2016, when the couple first met, Roslyn was cancer-free, by 2018, the two were married.

However, Roslyn’s cancer came back in October 2019.

“I wasn’t expecting for it to come back because I was young, and I was taking care of myself,” Roslyn said. “I don’t eat pork. I was like ‘I’m doing good.’”

Throughout their journey, Ray has been using his love for music to encourage his wife and to calm himself.

He made a video just to make her smile while she was sitting in the waiting room a few weeks ago before her second brain surgery.

“I was nervous, and I was bored. When she comes out, I don’t know if she’ll be able to see this, but I want to make something for her that will make her smile after having her head cut open,” Ray said.

It did a lot more than that

“It got to Shade Room,” Ray said. “They’ve got 17 million followers on Instagram, and it went absolutely crazy. It went crazy!”

The song in Ray’s tribute is from Grammy-nominated artist Daniel Caesar.

His management team contacted the couple and shared how their video inspired him.

From there, they also extended an invitation to the international music festival Coachella.

“I told my pastor and God in front of a lot of people, I’m with her through sickness and health and this is just a part of that,” Ray said.

“He makes it okay,” Roslyn said.

The couple has a long road ahead as Roslyn continues treatments.


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