91-Year-Old Cancer Patient Dies After Bucket List Trip That Included Wyoming Stop
In 2015, Norma Bauerschmidt went through a whirlwind of emotions. Her husband of nearly seven-decades, Leo, suddenly passed away. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer.
Doctors explained to Norma that she'd need a risky surgery followed by months of chemo and radiation. According to her kids that's when she told the doctor...
I'm 90-years-old, I'm hitting the road.
And she meant it literally.
Foregoing all cancer treatments, she invited her son Tim, daughter-in-law Ramie, and poodle Ringo on a cross-country trip in an RV.
Documenting their trip on a Facebook page called "Driving Miss Norma," they gained over 34,000 followers and caught the attention of many national TV programs.
The Michigan residents drove from the midwest to Washington, and the Grand Canyon to Florida. Along the way they saw dozens of national parks, took a hot air balloon ride, went to Disney World, walked on the beach, and stopped at Yellowstone National Park.
Her Facebook page noted that Norma was a big fan of geology and was completely fascinated with Yellowstone. At one point, her family even helped her scale a "non-wheelchair accessible" area so that she could get a better view...
Norma passed away in late 2016, but her inspiration lives on. She was asked by Good News Network what the key to a happy life is, and she replied
Just keep going everyday, that's about it.