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90 years old woman refuses to go through chemo and goes around the world with her Poodle

Giant Poodle with grandma in red car dog-happy
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Norma is 90 years old and has just been diagnosed with cancer. But instead of putting herself through treatment in a hospital, she decided to go around the world with her furry best friend.

By Emilie Heyl , 15 Aug 2019

Two days after the death of her husband, Norma discovered she has a tumour on her uterus. She quickly made her decision: rather than starting chemotherapy, she choose to live the rest of her life to the fullest and in the most adventurous way possible.

Norma’s choice

When this positive and brave lady announced the decision she has made to her doctor, he did not hesitate to wish her a wonderful trip! So, Norma started travelling with her son Tim, her daughter-in-law Ramie and Ringo, her lovely 12-year-old Poodle.


This attracted a little attention!

Posted by Driving Miss Norma on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

They travelled thousands of miles together and touched the hearts of hundreds of people on their way. Their adventures are told on a Facebook page that many people have followed to get news of the most irresistible couple of the Web.


Seize the Day!

Posted by Cruising Miss Norma on Friday, August 2, 2019

Live in the moment 

With Ringo as a co-pilot and her loved ones, Norma lived the best moments of her life: "We do not know where and when it ends, we live in the moment," said Ramie, Norma's step daughter, after several months of travelling on the road.


We thought Ringo could sit at Ramie's feet on the golf cart, but he was clearly most comfortable lounging across her lap. He is such a goof.

Posted by Cruising Miss Norma on Friday, April 19, 2019

Norma and Ringo were the heroes of a wonderful adventure, as you can see on these pictures!


These two.

Posted by Cruising Miss Norma on Friday, August 2, 2019

While drying off Ringo spotted a couple loons. A favorite for anyone visiting "Up North."

Posted by Cruising Miss Norma on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

No words.

Posted by Driving Miss Norma on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

After a year of travelling and incredible memories, Norma passed away without regret and in peace on September 30, 2016.

After a year spent mourning Norma, emptying and selling her house full of memories, Tim and Ramie decided to continue travelling. They started a new journey with Ringo, aboard a boat they called "M / V Miss Norma". A brilliant tribute to an extraordinary woman.