Lillie B. Roberts, Farmington Hills, MI

As a child, I remember my mother crying a lot for her mother, and learned that she had passed away from ovarian cancer when my mother was 10 years old. I could not have imagined growing up without a mother. When I was 9, my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Thank God the doctors caught it in the early stages. That was 34 years ago and she has overcome numerous medical issues. I admire my mother’s courage and strength. She told me to make sure I get tested because this disease can be hereditary. I have informed my doctor of my family history. Having a daughter myself, I have taken the time to inform her of this so that she can be aware. I wish I had got the chance to know my grandmother, but glad to be told of the stories of who she was.