In December of 2017, Maria Njoku was Diagnosed With Stage 3 Esophageal Cancer. On Sunday, September 16, 2018 Our Mom Lost Her Battle With Cancer. She Received Chemotherapy And Radiation Treatments from January-April In Hopes Of Shrinking The Tumor In Her Throat. If Successful, Surgery Would’ve Been Performed To Remove The Rest. She Fought Hard while Managing To Make It Through All Of Her Appointments. The Treatment Plans Put Tremendous Stress On Her Body Causing a lot of Side Effects. A Week After The Death Of Her Son, We Were Notified that the Treatment Was Successful With Removing The Cancer From Her Throat, But Unfortunately The tumor Moved to Her Stomach. With The Sizing And Placement, Doctors Diagnosed her with Stage 4 Cancer and A Non Candidate For Surgery. She was Soon laid off of Her Job Which Resulted In Her Life Insurance Plan And Other Benefits Being Discontinued The cancer Became Very Aggressive Rapidly While Also Causing Major Complications Which Led To Her Passing. Any funds that are donated Will Allow My Family To Give Our Mother Her Proper Going Away Services. This Has Been A Extremely Emotional Time For Our Family. We Thank Everyone In Advance For The Support We've Received And Will Receive. Funeral Arrangements Are Being Planned For Next Saturday September 29. Specific Details Will Come Out Soon.
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