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90-year-old widow dumps cancer treatment for family road trip

"'I'm 90 years old, I'm hitting the road"

(Driving with Norma / Facebook)
(Driving with Norma / Facebook)

THE OPEN ROAD, USA – "Get busy living, or get busy dying."

That quote from the popular movie The Shawshank Redemption is apropos for the current once-a-lifetime journey being undertaken by a 90-year-old widow.

Just two days after losing her husband of 67 years, a woman known simply as Norma found out that she was suffering from uterine cancer.

But according to the Daily Mail, instead of undergoing multiple operations and lengthy treatments to defeat the disease, Norma chose another path.

Along with her son Tim and his wife Ramie, Norma has embarked on an adventure across the U.S.

'I'm 90 years old, I'm hitting the road,' Norma said in a Facebook post shared by Ramie.

Since departing in August, the trio, along with the family dog Ringo, has documented their RV travels on their Driving Miss Norma Facebook page, showcasing stops from Mount Rushmore to Walt Disney World.

'She made it VERY clear to us that she had no interest in any treatment. We 'got it' and were in complete support of her decision.' Ramie told the Daily Mail.

And it appears the trip is performing wonders that perhaps medicine never could.

"She’s getting healthier, I think, from eating well and being outside a lot. She’s breathing fresh air and getting to see new things all the time." Ramie told ABC News.

Norma's trip is continuing in the Sunshine State, and if you're wondering where it will end... only Norma knows.

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Today we took time to stop and smell the flowers.

Posted by Driving Miss Norma on Friday, February 26, 2016

 

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Hey, look who we scared up today! Norma is my mother-in-law and Dan is my brother's father-in-law! It was fun for them to meet and share a few age-related laughs!

Posted by Driving Miss Norma on Thursday, February 11, 2016

 

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"They" say you can increase the plasticity in your brain by engaging in new activities. At this point in the trip we are...

Posted by Driving Miss Norma on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

 

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Well, we did it! We got Miss Norma to Disney World! She had never been and was decidedly the oldest person we saw all...

Posted by Driving Miss Norma on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

 

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Up, up and away!

Posted by Driving Miss Norma on Wednesday, January 20, 2016