Many people would feel crushed once they’re told that they have cancer, but that’s not the case with the amazing 90-year-old Norma.
Norma received the news during a difficult time – while sitting next to the bed of her dying husband. She was told that she suffered from a uterus cancer after some blood was detected in Norma’s urine during a routine exam. Only two days after receiving the news, her beloved husband passed away.
Instead of letting the grief over her dead husband, and the horrible news about her health drain her energy and will to live, Norma decided to pick herself up and live her remaining days to the fullest. She decided to go out and explore the U.S.
“I’m 90-years-old, I’m hitting the road” said Norma to her doctor after she was asked when would she want her treatment to start.
She received a lot of support from her family who volunteered to accompany her in this amazing journey.
Even her doctor offered his support, and not only did he tell her “Right on!”, he said:
“As doctors, we see what cancer treatment looks like everyday. ICU, nursing homes, awful side effects and honestly, there is no guarantee she will survive the initial surgery to remove the mass. You are doing exactly what I would want to do in this situation. Have a fantastic trip!”
Since then, Norma has been traveling around the United States in an RV with her son Tim and his wife. In the last six months, Norma isn’t experiencing much pain and still has her sharp mind. What’s more, her signs of the cancer have even reduced!
So far, Norma and her family have explored New Mexico, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Florida, soared over lands in a hot air balloon, visited Disney World, and participated in a Native American ceremony.
And when she was asked how she’s keeping her positive attitude, she responded “Just keep on going every day, that’s about it.”
When it comes to loss, Norma said:
“Keep praying every day and God will take care of you, even when it feels like you can’t care for yourself.”
Norma is a perfect example of how all of us should be when hard times try to kick us down.