Fri, 15 Feb, 2019
Terminally ill MKR fan's romantic surprise from husband on Valentine's Day
Daniella Tackhi, a terminally ill new mother, was treated to a surprise on Valentine’s Day at Westmead hospital in Sydney.
Daniella was diagnosed with breast cancer just one month after her wedding and has been receiving treatment.
However, yesterday, her husband Anthony pulled out all the stops to make sure that she felt valued and appreciated with a romantic lunch.
The lunch was cooked by celebrity chefs from My Kitchen Rules, Ibby and Romel, who are Daniella’s favourite team from the show.
Organising the lunch was no easy feat, as Anthony had been working for weeks with the hospital staff, as well as Ibby and Romel, to make sure the lunch went off without a hitch.
"She deserves the world so I wanted to do that for her," Anthony explained.
Daniella was overwhelmed when she saw the romantic set up and burst into tears.
"When the boys came in, I was like 'oh my goodness!'," Daniella said.
Valentine's Day: Terminally ill, but showered in love. Daniella Takchi is one of 560 patients at Westmead Hospital. The 29-year-old is too sick to leave. So her husband brought the celebrations to her - Ibby & Romel from @mykitchenrules. #ValentinesDay #7News pic.twitter.com/Oce84K8Ow3
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) 14 February 2019
However, the romantic lunch wasn’t the only surprise the couple received that day. The new parents were reunited with their newborn son, who they have been apart from for five weeks.
The family were able to spend the day together as their son was discharged from the children’s hospital.
Ibby and Romel shared their thoughts on the experience via Instagram:
“We had the pleasure of surprising Daniella today. Unfortunately Daniella’s health isn’t great, so we jumped at the chance to meet her and cook her the exact same dishes we served everyone in our Instant Restaurant.
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“Seeing a smile on her face was the best thing we’ve ever experienced. This has been the absolute highlight of our MKR journey. Daniella you are in our prayers and we wish you and your family lots of love."