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90-Year-Old Forgoes Cancer Treatment to Enjoy Last Days With Dog on Road Trip

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After a woman learns she has cancer, she decides to live out her life on a fun-filled road trip with her dog.

Ninety-year-old Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, two days after her husband of 67 years passed away.

Instead of going through surgery, chemo and radiation and eventually ending up in an assisted living home, she decided to live her last days on her own terms: traveling around the country.

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In a Facebook post, her daughter-in-law, Ramie, describes how Norma told the doctor, her decision to road trip:

“A tiny woman at 101 pounds and under five-feet tall, an exhausted Norma looked the young doctor dead in the eye and with the strongest voice she could muster, said, ‘I’m 90-years-old, I’m hitting the road.'”

Naming the adventure “Driving Miss Norma” and documenting the trip on Facebook, Tim (her son) and Ramie, who own an RV and live on the road full time, decided to take Norma, along with her poodle, Ringo, with them.

Since last September, Norma has gone everywhere and seen everything, including Disney World, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and even went in a hot air balloon.

And while Ringo hangs with the clan as much as possible, he is also okay chilling in the RV when the outings are not suited for him.

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With nearly 300,000 following her adventures on Facebook, with many loving how Norma decided to choose to do things her way.

Here are a few of our favorites.

The International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell

The International UFO Museum and Research Center and a dog

Image via Facebook

Seriously living the life

90 year old and her poodle Ringo on road trip 11

Image via Facebook

Collecting shells and enjoying the beach

Image via Facebook

Image via Facebook

Taking in the beautiful view in Ten Sleep, Wyoming

Image via Facebook

Image via Facebook

Relaxing between adventures with puzzles

90 year old and her poodle Ringo on road trip 3

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Getting helped into the hot air balloon. She couldn’t stop laughing.

Image via Facebook

Image via Facebook

A great co-pilot

90 year old and her poodle Ringo on road trip 7

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After they both got their hair done (one loves it, one not so much)

90 year old and her poodle Ringo on road trip 12

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Watching the beautiful azaleas in bloom in Savannah

Images via Facebook

Images via Facebook

Taking in the Grand Canyon

Image via Facebook

Image via Facebook

By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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