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90-year-old woman diagnosed with cancer, shows door to treatment and travels instead

Norma has been travelling across United States with her very supportive son Tim and his wife Ramie.

By: Express Web Desk |
March 2, 2016 4:36:58 pm
Norma, 90-year-old Michigan based woman chose travel over treatment/ Facebook Norma, 90-year-old Michigan-based woman chose travel over treatment/ Facebook

Let’s face it, if one gets to know that they are suffering from cancer, they’re bound to feel devastated at first and the first thought that comes to mind is of the time-consuming process to get better but 90-year-old Norma from Michigan decided to let the treatment be and travel instead.

Two days after her husband of 67 years Leo passed away in July 2015, the doctor told her she was suffering from uterine cancer. Her reply, “I’m 90-years-old, I’m hitting the road.” Ever since, Norma has been travelling across United States with her very supportive son Tim and his wife Ramie who also manages Norma’s Facebook page.

Her doctor, who she expected to be shocked at her decision, was, in fact, supportive of it. “As doctors, we see what cancer treatment looks like every day. 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!”

The family of three have explored several National Parks, participated in a Native American ceremony, traveled to 12,000-ft above sea level in the Rocky Mountains and to below sea level in New Orleans. The very recent was a hot air balloon ride over central Florida.

Here’s what she is up to.

Picking out the best shells at Sanibel Island, Florida

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She’s perfect with the Catapult

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Posing at the Corn Palace in Mitchell

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Celebrating an old friend’s birthday with a beer!

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Visiting NASA

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