Norma Bauerschmidt, 91-Year-Old Michigan woman, who skipped the cancer treatment has died after a year-long adventure in the road.
At age 90, Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than undergoing medications, she decided on touring the United States together with her son Tim and his wife Ramie, PEOPLE reported.
A year ago, Ramie told PEOPLE that when Bauerschmidt just simply said no to all the possible treatments for her stage 4 uterine cancer.
"I'm 90 years old. I'm not interested in going through that. I'm hitting the road," said Bauerschmidt.
In August 2015, Bauerschmidt started her road trip and visited over 75 cities by means of an equipped RV.
The family created a facebook page Driving Miss Norma where they share Miss Norma's adventures, reported by Fox News. They announced the news of Norma's death on Friday.
In early September, the family disclosed that they had arrived in Washington and intended to stay because Miss Norma's health was declining.
"...we have been slowly coming to terms with the fact that our grand adventure with Miss Norma may be coming to a close. Her health is beginning to decline and we have been trying to figure out how to tell the whole world," they posted.
"Norma will be cremated and buried next to her husband of 67 years, Leo, who died in 2015. In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Norma's son Tim said he was incredibly thankful that he had the chance to enjoy the final months of his mother's life by her side," PEOPLE wrote.
In mid-August, Ramie Liddle said to FoxNews.com that the family hoped their journey would inspire others to have end-of-life conversations with their loved ones.
"What struck us is how difficult it is to have that conversation with people that you love about how they want the last months of their life to be," she said.
Adding, "our greatest hope with our story... is that it can maybe help families start that conversation."
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