Grandma who skipped chemotherapy for road trip

Grandma who skipped chemotherapy for road trip

Grandma who skipped chemotherapy for road trip

Written by Staff Writer

04 Oct, 2016 | 11:27 am

Norma Bauerschmidt, the 91-year-old Michigan woman who made headlines for her decision to forgo cancer treatment to go on a cross-country road trip, has died.

She was diagnosed with terminal cancer, her immediate instinct was to refuse treatment and instead find a more positive way to spend her final days.

She embarked on the road trip of lifetime and unwittingly became an internet hit along the way, when the Facebook page about her travels started attracting more than 440,000 followers.

“Miss Norma” started her journey in August 2015 and visited over 75 different cities, traveling with her son and daughter-in-law in a specially equipped RV.

The family shared Miss Norma’s adventures on a Facebook page, Driving Miss Norma. They shared the news of her death on Friday.

In early September, the family posted that they had landed on San Juan Island in Washington and intended to stay as Miss Norma’s health was declining.

Miss Norma required an oxygen tank in her last days and had a hospice nurse caring for her.

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