Artists Fleur Pierets and Julian P. Boom aka JF. Pierets began Project 22 last year.
The journey sees them traveling abroad and marrying in all 24 countries that allow same-sex marriage.
GSN spoke to the duo in August 2017 about their first marriage in 2012 and the desire to inspire people.
So far, they’ve had ceremonies in four countries: the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
Tragically, Pierets revealed on 16 December that Boom has tumors around her brain and heart. Doctors gave Boom 3 months to live, before she slips into a coma.
Pierets made a post on Facebook, which has received over 500 comments and 1, 200 reactions.
It took me a long time to decide whether to make this public or not. However, since we keep on getting interview request…
‘My beautiful wife, the love of my life is dying,’ Pierets wrote.
While in France, they contacted a doctor because Boom fainted and was having trouble eating.
‘After running some scans, it turns out that she has numerous tumors in her head and around her heart,’ she continued. ‘The doctors are giving her 3 more months in which she will lose her capacity to speak and to remember things, until she will slip into a coma.’
According to Pierets’ post, the tumors have been growing for more than 10 years. However, when Boom had breast cancer, doctors didn’t do any brain scans so they were never detected.
‘I always believed in having a purpose in life, in being exactly at the right place and time to make you grow. Now I find there’s only randomness. And a great lack of silver linings.’
A day later, Pierets gave another update, writing Boom was no longer able to read.
Dear, dear Friends. Thank you so very much for all your loving vibes, beautiful words and for those numerous emails. I…
She wrote she’s reading the letters they’ve received to Boom when she’s awake.
‘Thank you so very much for all your loving vibes, beautiful words and for those numerous emails,’ she said. ‘We are taking your blessings with us. Thank you for being there.’
‘We want you to know we care’
Bart Davenport, a friend, told GSN: ‘It’s devastating to see such a creative and clever mind disappear in an instant.’
He also revealed that insurance is only covering part of the costs. Robert Simeon Green started a GoFundMe for the couple to help ease the burden.
‘Fleur and Julian touched our hearts. They inspired us, and helped us to realize that no dream is too crazy to follow,’ the GoFundMe states.
‘A cancer diagnosis is dreadful. It affects every aspect of your life, brings dreams to a halt, and in a case like this, can take away hope for the future.’
Davenport concluded: ‘We’re never going to be able to take away the pain, but at least we can do something.’