90-Year-Old Woman Chooses Trip of a Lifetime Over Cancer Treatment
Norma is forgoing treatment to go on a road trip across the United States.
February 29, 2016, 3:17 AM
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-- At 90 years old, a woman from Michigan named Norma is living life to the fullest on a road trip across the United States.
Just two days after Norma’s husband of 67 years passed away, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Doctors gave her the options of surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. She decided she would forgo any treatment, telling the doctors, “I’m 90 years old, I’m hitting the road.”
Norma’s son, Tim, and daughter-in-law, Ramie, are full-time RVers. Since Norma couldn’t live at home alone without her husband, they invited her to join them on the road. Six months later, the three of them, along with their poodle Ringo, are enjoying the trip of a lifetime.
Ramie, who spoke for the family, said that Norma is a set of fresh eyes on this indefinite road trip.
“She’s very quiet and humble, and then she has this streak of adventure that surprises us.”
Adventure is right. After leaving Northern Michigan in August, their first big stop was Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. From there, they traveled to Yellowstone National Park and then onto the Rocky Mountains. All the while, they've been documenting their adventure on the Driving Miss Norma Facebook page.