Rose A. Ewing

My mother has always been a symbol of strength and overcoming.  She became a single Mom when I was in second grade, and was always making sure we had what we needed.

Imagine my surprise to discover she had overcome ovarian cancer and was part of a cancer research study where she was treated.  About six years later, I found out that she had also been treated for kidney cancer on the same side of her body.  Now she has a ‘non-lethal’ for of cancer (if you can ever say that) that looks like thrush in a place easily hidden from view.  I found out this past Christmas she still suffers from “survivors guilt”.  She is such an inspiration to me.

Submitted by Vera Ewing