Sunday, October 2, 2016

Granny who ditched cancer treatment for cross-country road trip dies

- Norma Jean Bauerschmidt, the grandmother who has embarked on the ultimate journey following a devastating loss and learning she has cancer, has died. She was 91.

Miss Norma, as she liked to be called, set out on her incredible journey in the summer of 2015.

Months earlier and within a two-week period, she learned her husband, Leo, was dying and she had a large, likely cancerous mass on her uterus. Two days after Leo passed away, Miss Norma was in a doctor's office learning about surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Once the doctor finished telling Norma her options, he asked her how she'd like to proceed.

"I'm 90-years-old, I'm hitting the road," she told her doctor.

Driving Miss Norma

Along for the epic road trip was her son and daughter-in-law. Her goal was to love every minute of life she had, and she did just that. She got to see Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Disney World and more recently the beaches along Georgia's coast. She visited New York, Atlanta and San Juan Island in Harbor, Washington. She wintered in Florida and cruised up the East Coast “chasing spring.”  (Continue Reading)

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Sheron said...

Norma was an inspiration to many who followed her journey on FB. I will miss her. She was so lucky to have a family who loved her enough to give her this wonderful gift.

Betty said...

While it makes me so sad she has passed, the story she leaves behind is beautiful and a legacy to who she was as a human being. God Bless You, Norma!

Finny said...

She went out on her own terms. Good for her and her family.