mayrie from Oklahoma

My mom has throat cancer. She has been fighting hard and we have to see a doctor twice a week or more. She is on so many medications but has not given up. At times it is hard but we do what we can to support and help her. I love my mom she means the world to me and I cannot complain for the help I give to her. She loves the grandkids and plays with them even when she's exhausted. She is my hero in every way and I hope that if I ever need the care, that my own kids will see how hard she fought and be an example to them

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