My grandmother was an amazing lady; she was a wife of 59 years until her husband passed, she was/is a mother to six amazing children, 19 grandchildren and also then 7 great grandkids. She loved us all in our own ways. She would celebrate our triumphs and help all of us through our struggles. She would always have an "open" door for you to visit and also a warm hug if you needed it. She taught us how to love ourselves before we love someone else, to not to "self-harm" ourselves with our words. Her and her husband, my grandfather, would always tell us, never say hate and just use the word dislike.
My grandmother lost her fight with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) July 1st 2019. She passed away in a loving home surrounded by her family and Niagara County Hospice was there every step of the way! She never once complained about her disease, she just kept going about her day as normal. Speaking to everyone, tending to her garden, taking care of her cat and even making 100's of cookies for my wedding that happened in October 2018. So many memories I have, spending time with her, calling her, just being there with her the last two months and watching her fight.
I want to honor her; help others fighting this terrible disease, keep learning other ways to help people fight this disease and keep teaching others about this disease.