My Story is about my Grandma Raya.
On August 17th 2022, my Grandma Raya left this universe. My Grandma Raya beat the odds and lived 2 1/4 years with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. The doctors enjoyed having conversations with her as she was a doctor herself. Her passion was saving lives. Raya was the strongest warrior, bravest and kindest person I know. The doctors were shocked how someone could survive such pain and she did until the very end.
Over the course of her treatment she went through chemo, radiation, and immunotherapy, which caused her to develop guillain-barré syndrome where the immune system attacks the nerves. She wasn’t able to eat and constantly threw up and had a tube surgically placed in and still continued throwing up but kept on fighting.
I would like to honor her life as the brave hero she is.