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Tragic story behind Egyptian pharmacist onboard MS804

He sold everything he owned in Egypt, and took his wife who had cancer to be treated in Paris

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Many of the passengers' stories went viral after the EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew members on board. Among those stories is that of a pharmacist named Ahmad Ashary.

Ashary, an Egyptian pharmacist was among the ill-fated passengers on the EgyptAir plane with his wife.

His story began three months ago, when he was foreced to sell everything he had owned in Egypt -mainly his apartment and car - in order to help his cancer-stricken wife get treatement in Paris.

He left his three kids with his parents, hoping he would be able to return with good news.

Indeed, his wife had recovered and become cancer-free. He announced the good news to his parents three days earlier over the phone and said they were returning to Egypt on the 19th.

Ashary had been married for eight years and has three children: a boy who is in the primary school and two girls who are still in nursery.

As search and rescue operations are still ongoing, his children fear they will never see their parents again.