90 year-old Lady declined chemo, travel with her dog instead

The stunning Miss Norma was still full of life, despite being 90 years old and getting a life-threatening diagnosis.

Only days after the death of her husband, she also got a tough diagnosis. Nonetheless, Norma determined that she would not want to see more hospitals inside, but rather see the outside.

So she did that. With her brother, daughter-in-law, and their Poodle, Ringo, in their RV, the 90-year-old woman decided to hit the road. “I’m enjoying my lifetime! For doctors, I’m done, “she said.


The woman’s positivity; her energetic spirit and enthusiasm have surprised even her doctor. The Facebook page, Driving Miss Norma, recounts a conversation between them:

We explained to the well-meaning doctor and his student that we live in an RV and that we will be taking her wherever she wants to go. He didn’t hesitate to say, “RIGHT ON!” We asked if he thought us irresponsible for this approach. His reply was telling.


“As doctors,” he said, “we see what treatment looks like everyday. ICU, nursing homes, awful side effects and honestly, there is no guarantee she will survive the initial surgery to remove the mass. You are doing exactly what I would want to do in this situation. Have a fantastic trip!”

And now with Ringo as the co-pilot, son Tim and his wife Ramie, Norma is having the time of her life. So far, the adventurous team traveled thousands of miles and they have no intentions of stopping anytime soon.


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“We have no idea where or when it will end. We are living in the present moment,” Ramie said. Let the good times rolls, Norma!


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