My mom has not had the most fortune when it comes to cancer. Back in 2007 she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. With the combination of some of the most hard hitting chemotherapy, radiation and numerous surgeries....she came out of that battle victorious! I still remember the day that she came home and told me that she was CANCER FREE! We didnt know this at the time, but cancer free is a relative term. While the two cancers are still not thought to be linked, she was only 'cancer free' for sometime. Maybe she had some part of the colon cancer the whole time..who knows. She was one of the unfortunate ones in this world to get another cancer. If you know my mom then you know just how strong she is. When she first informed me of her Stage 1 cancer of course i cried in disbelief, but I almost wasnt worried because she had faced much worse and won. Then after we had found out that it had spread from her colon to her stomach lining, thats when I knew that this was bad...the doctors face told me everything. I never showed it to my mom, but on the inside I was freaking out..I almost regret never showing it because it wouldve shown her just how much i cared. This past month was especially hard because she spent the majority of it in the hospital. She had a blockage in her bowel system that we were waiting to pass. I thought that it would pass and we would move on with our lives. I was wrong. She had the blockage for almost exactly a month and with the blockage comes many different ivs and other things poked into your body. With ivs come risk of infection. She only had ONE infection...ONE!!! But this infection was the one. I guess it was something that was not able to fight off and was eventually the end to her story of her battle with Stage 4 cancer. Within a matter of hours something switched in her body and she was unable to continue her fight...and man did she FIGHT. She fought so hard that it was almost hard to watch. I am so proud of her battle and could not have wished for her to fight harder.
It was my mothers wishes to not be cremated, so cremation is not even an option in my eyes. Unfortunately a burial is much more expensive, all of the costs really add up. I know that the amount you see at the top of this is a lot and honestly I dont even expect to raise half of that, but anything will help. I want to give my mom the proper burial that she deserves. I know that she has so many people out there that love her, and I want you all to know that i LOVE reading all of your comments with stories about her. I cant do this all on my own and luckily I have a great support system to help me through the pain as well as reality that comes with death. I thank anyone and everyone who is able to donate towards the life of my mother. Her kind smile and heart looks down from above on all of you.