At the age of 90, Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer within a week of her husband’s death. Doctors told her she would need to undergo chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. What she chose to do instead could be the stuff of legend. After discussing her options with her son and daughter-in-law, Ramie, Norma decided to join the couple on a road trip across the country.
“She knows our lifestyle,” Ramie told TODAY. “She said, ‘Yep. I think I’d like to go along.’”
The family sold Norma’s residence and bought a motor home for her to travel in comfortably. And with her poodle companion joining in, the family began their wanderings in August 2015. “We see a spark in her eye that we haven’t seen in a very long time. She’s up for most anything,” Ramie said. “She’s living life and not in an end-of-life mentality. She’s in the present moment.” [source]