On November 27, 2011 my life changed forever. She who gave me life, who saw me grow up to become the man I am today, and who comforted me just by her mere presence, lost her battle to Cancer after giving it all she had.
All it took was Two-years. Twenty-four months of treatments, weekly doctor visits, hundreds of pills, and many hospital stays – for one thing or another. All of it came crashing down that Sunday afternoon, as if she knew that a new week would bring new challenges she wasn’t ready to embrace. She had become tired, she had lost her cultivating smile that lit up any room. She had surrendered to the fate of those less fortunate. Twenty-four months, which was four-times more time the doctors had “given her”; so we cherished the time we had. Her struggle gave me strength and taught me to never give up; after all, she never did!