Sarah's Mother's Assessment

How the pain felt

I was a medical student

Thought it was pneumonia

It was mesothelioma

Surgery was one option

She had to decide

They made no promises

Sarah's Mother's Assessment

Sarah's mom was 53 when she was diagnosed with incurable cancer. But JoEllyn was athletic and a fighter, and a good candidate for an extensive surgery that might prolong her life.

She was 53. She was a teacher, an elementary school teacher and she was very active. She sailed every summer. She swam at school. Rollerblade. So she was a really active person. Really active in school.

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