A 59-year-old mother of seven was shocked to discover the "doctor" helping administer her first chemotherapy treatment was actually her own son — a Marine — home on leave, "Today" reported.
It was the first time in nearly two years Mary Glasure had seen her 24-year-old son, Corey Hoffmaster, who was stationed in Arizona. Hoffmaster has been a Marine for four years and kept his homecoming a surprise.
Glasure, who suffers from breast cancer that has spread to her spine and left lung, visited the Tony Teramana Cancer Center in Steubenville, Ohio, for her first chemotherapy treatment on March 16.
Disguised as a doctor, Hoffmaster entered the exam room in scrubs and a surgical mask. When he pulled down the mask to reveal his identity, Glaser leaped from her chair and covered her face, in an emotional moment captured on camera.