My mom was a cancer survivor. It started with uterine cancer in the early 80’s which eventually spread to her pancreas. Years later she was diagnosed with cancer in her right breast. A few years later she was diagnosed with cancer again in her left breast. After having both breasts removed, I used to joke with her about having implants done but she didn’t think it was necessary. As sickly as my Mom was, she never let any of her sicknesses bring her down.
Along with cancer, she had a weak heart which she had multiple major surgeries. She survived every single one of them. She was also a diabetic which eventually weakened her kidneys and liver. The past year and a half was a very difficult one for her. In and out of the hospital and she grew weaker and weaker as the days gone by. On April 11th, my mom finally lost her battle but sure not without a fight. She went very peacefully with a gentle smile on her face as me and my dad stood by her side. My mom was a true fighter and would have been a great member/supporter of Fight Like a Girl Club. Instead I will continue the fight!!
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.