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Jerica - roche

Jerica  - roche

She was not just my mother but my best friend, counselor, protector and someone i’ve always looked up too especially when I seen how strong she was through that nightmare. My mom was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in February of 2011 which eventually spread onto her liver. She fought a long hard battle until June 5th 2012, she was only 49 years old. After her diagnosis we then discovered that there has been a family history of colon cancer but instead of feeling sorry for herself she took the bull by the horns (or by the balls as she mistakenly said) and did everything she could sadly it was just her time to be with her mother and God. There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t find myself thinking of her laugh, smile, beautiful face, and amazed by her warm heart. Holidays and birthdays are hard but I know she is still with us, cancer free and dancing in the clouds. It is important to find out about your family history because you can prevent any illness that runs in your family. Check yourself don’t wait until its too late you know your body better than anyone and getting a colonoscopy is harmless. My wish is to spread the word on how important it is to get yourself checked out on a regular basis and increase your chances of survival by 90%.  Even though my mother isn’t physically here anymore she has been a hero because after her passing several people in my family have gotten themselves checked and prevented going through the same thing. I will always love and miss her and it feels good to know that one day we will meet again.

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