If you’re ninety years old and learn that you have uterine cancer, you don’t just rush to the nearest hospital and start the grueling treatment. Especially when it’s been only a couple of days since you lost your husband. Cancer sometimes makes people take weird, spontaneous decisions. This is exactly what happened to the nonagenarian that traded chemo for good memories.
Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer only two days after Leo, her 67 years old husband died. Because she lived life to the fullest in the 90 years that she spent on the planet, the nonagenarian refused to live her last months trapped inside a hospital room puking and plucking her hair off her clothes.
So she did what any other person that wants a last taste of freedom would have done. She took her family and embarked on a long road trip across the United States.
Her family was more than happy to share some unique experiences with the life-thirsty woman and even created a Facebook page “Driving Miss Norma” on which they constantly upload pictures of the nonagenarian having all sorts of fun.
Alongside fun pictures and status updates posted by the companions of the brave, ninety years old woman, the dedicated social media page also contains the story of Norma finding out she has cancer as told by her son, Tim.
According to the page, Norma, who is a small woman no taller than five-feet and no heavier than around 100 pounds looked the doctor in the eyes and told him, as decisive as she could, that
“I’m 90 years old, I’m hitting the road”.
The journey began last August. Norma, accompanied by Tim, her son, Ramie, her daughter-in-law, and Ringo, their poodle, left Northern Michigan and head out to the first destination on their list, Mt. Rushmore.
They are travelling in a motorhome and Norma is having the time of her life, at least that’s what her Facebook page suggests. The social media account has already gathered 63,000 followers.
If one takes a look on the photos posted online, it really seems that Norma is experiencing everything and shying away from nothing.
Her followers saw her drinking her first mimosa, riding a hot air balloon, visiting the Roswell museum, having lunch with a bunch of new friends in Saint Augustine, enjoying a book at Yellowstone, visiting the Rocky Mountains, freezing in Albuquerque, completing a puzzle with Ringo in the motorhome and simply stopping by to smell the roses.
Norma, the nonagenarian traded chemo for good memories and she is having a blast on the road with her family and poodle.
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