This Taiwanese woman doesn’t let IV breast cancer stop her from fulfilling a childhood dream

You don't need a man to wear a wedding dress.

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  • Q May Chen was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2013, but after treatment she went into remission, according to a local news site. Unfortunately, two years later her cancer came back, as stage IV.

  • But that wasn't going to stop Chen from fulfilling a childhood dream.

  • Since Chen was a child, she always dreamed about a stunning wedding photoshoot. "When I was younger, I loved to dress up and always hoped that I would one day be able to do my own wedding shoot when I got married." Chen told BuzzFeed.

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  • She knew her cancer might prevent her from ever getting married. So, Chen celebrated her 27th birthday by picking out four stunning dresses for a professional photo shoot.

  • According to Chen, it was something she needed to do. This photo shoot helped her become more independent.

  • 生日剛過,每年我都會送自己一個生日禮物,每年的禮物對我來說其實意義都非常重大。 記得去年我生日是送自己一張汽車駕照,我發現當我握上方向盤的那一刻,覺得自己可以掌握方向盤的感覺真好~~~ 當然,我也不是一開始就會騎機車會開車,這中間當然也是...

    Posted by Q May Chen on Sunday, May 29, 2016
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  • "I realized that even though I am alone, I can accomplish so much in life," she told BuzzFeed. "You don't need to wait for someone to complete you."

  • She hopes that her story will inspire other people who are going through hardships.

  • "I will never give up, I will never give up. I will continue to pass out the love I feel and will continue to share my story with you, and continue to write calligraphy, continue to travel, continue reading, keep walking and doing my favorite things," Chen said on her Facebook page.

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  • Editor's note: all Facebook quotations have been translated from Chinese to English and have been edited for grammar, punctuation and clarity.

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Stacie Simpson is a FamilyShare staff writer. She loves listening to, gathering and sharing stories and advice to help others improve their quality of life. She spends most of her free time with her husband, ballroom dancing, reading and writing.

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