Irma Armendariz

Irma Armendariz, a mother of four and wife to a loving husband, was diagnosed with Stage II cancer that progressed to her lymph nodes. “What will my family do if they lose me?” she asked herself. Though the news was hard on Irma, it also took a toll on her family. Her husband supported her through every doctor’s appointment and chemotherapy treatment while her son kept her company in the late evenings, when neither could sleep. Her youngest daughter worked around the clock to keep her mom’s spirits up, but her other two daughters were engulfed in fear. Cancer was not only physically effecting Irma, it also impacted the entire family. Never having seen their mother ill before, both of her older daughters grew distant. Irma’s treatment went well and she is now back to work. She will be on medication for the next five years with regular checkups to ensure that the cancer does not progress further. Although there are days that Irma still wonders why this had to happen to her, she focuses on staying strong for her family, especially her daughters.

Irma Armendariz, a mother of four and wife to a loving husband, was diagnosed with Stage II cancer that progressed to her lymph nodes. “What will my family do if they lose me?” she asked herself. Though the news was hard on Irma, it also took a toll on…

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