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PHOTOS: 90 Year Old Cancer Patient's Epic Road Trip

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Published at 12:33pm 10th June 2016.

A 90 year old woman has proved it is never too late to live your life to the full.

Norma Bauerschmidt from Michigan, United States was diagnosed with cancer the day after her husband Leo was admitted to a hospice.

After Leo's death, as Norma and her family discussed treatment and care options, she told her doctor: “I’m 90 years old, I’m hitting the road.”

Norma her son and daughter in law explained how they planned to jump in the RV and got the full support of the medic, who said: “We see what cancer treatment looks like every day: ICU, nursing homes, awful side effects. Honestly, there is no guarantee she will survive the initial surgery and remove the mass. You are doing exactly what I would want to do this situation. Have a fantastic trip!”

From that moment on, the inspirational pensioner began an epic road trip with her son, his wife and a poodle named Ringo. They have been travelling for over nine months now.

Her daughter in law, Ramie wrote on Facebook: “Her mind is sharp, she loves travel and she is remarkably easy to be around.”

More than 385 thousand people follow Norma’s journey as she travels across America in a RV. She has met old friends along the way, experienced places she never would have imagined and inspiring people along the way.

Take a peek into her journey below.

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