She ‘Lived Till The Last Moment’: 91-Year-Old With Cancer Chooses Adventure Over Treatment
When she received her diagnosis, Norma Bauerschmidt shunned treatment and went on a road trip instead.
The Washington Post:
She Needed Treatment To Save Her Life. Instead, She Chose To Live It.
In 2015, Norma Bauerschmidt sat in a doctor's office. Her husband, Leo, had recently died. And Bauerschmidt, of Michigan, was now facing a medical issue of her own; doctors had discovered a large mass, according to a Facebook post. Her daughter-in-law, Ramie Liddle, said in a phone interview that the diagnosis was uterine cancer. But as Bauerschmidt sat in the office, ostensibly to go over the possible course of treatment — surgery, chemotherapy, those kinds of procedures — she told the doctor that she would have none of it. (Larimer, 10/4)
The Associated Press:
Woman Who Opted For RV Trip Over Cancer Treatment Dies At 91
A Michigan woman who decided to take a cross-country RV trip instead of undergoing cancer treatment has died at the age of 91. More than 400,000 people have followed Norma Jean Bauerschmidt’s journey with her son and daughter-in-law on her “Driving Miss Norma” Facebook page. Her final stop was San Juan Island, Washington, located in the northwest corner of the United States. (10/4)