My mom was diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer in March 2014. She was supposed to have 3 treatments of Chemo then surgery then another round of Chemo. This would of taken us thru the end of the year… we were all hopeful and positive that she was going to beat this. After all.. my mom was the strongest woman I know.
So she started on her chemo treatments and me, my sister & my dad were by her side at every single one..
Her last treatment was May 1st, which was her 3rd round of Chemo. She was done with that round and was scheduled to have the surgery in mid-june. After the last treatment she didn’t seem to be getting better. She was hurting real bad and didn’t want to eat anything and slept all day.
So on May 15th my dad called me and said… Mija, something is wrong with your mom. she is not getting better and I don’t know what to do anymore!
So we took her to the ER that morning and she was admitted into the hospital and stayed there for 9 days. While she was in there the Dr’s told us that the Cancer had spread to her Lungs and Bones. And all I could think was… How the hell could they not know that the Chemo wasn’t helping?! And why was this happening to my mom?!
So the Dr’s came in and talked to all of us and said that there were two options… 1. They could try another type of Chemo and see if it can help or 2. She can go on Hospice and they will make her as comfortable as possible. And I thought… WTF?! Those were our only options?!
So my mom looked at us with her big eyes and skinny face and almost bald head and said… I don’t want to go thru Chemo again. It is too painful and I’m too weak to handle it. And my dad agreed with her…
So the Dr’s left the room and it was just me, my sister, my son Andrew, my daughter Angelina, my nephew Jacob & my dad. My mom talked to all of us one by one and blessed us and told us how much she loved us. And she asked my daughter to sing to her her favorite song just one more time… Hermoso Carino by Vicente Fernandez.
So they sent my mom home on Hospice and me, my sister, the kids & my cousin stayed at my parents house everyday… my mom passed away exactly a week after she came home on May 31, 2014.
I miss her so much...
I want to do this walk in her name to raise money for stomach cancer awareness and also to make my mom proud.
Cost to register: $45
Register for the "No Stomach For Cancer Walk" by clicking on the link below & receive your Free T-shirt for the walk!
Location of walk is TBD. We will send out details about the location in a few weeks.