Flori won the hearts of all who knew her. In her memory, we search for answers to preventable deaths from cervical cancer.
Here's a photo of Flori before all the treatments started. Her personality is as tranquil as her beautiful face. Despite all the numerous medications, she still vomits throughout the day. When I told her that there was no radiation or chemo over the weekend, she smiled and said "Oh, a vacation!" We're hoping she can get around a little tomorrow so we can bring her out to the lake - God knows she needs a little break after this week. She has been very preoccupied over worrying about her family at home. Her husband is out of work and without Flori there, it has been especially difficult on him. We thank our friends in Guatemala, Ismael and Orphe, for visiting them and making sure their needs are met.
While it's been a somewhat depressing week in many ways, I truly give thanks to God for bringing so many new inspiring people into our lives such as all the wonderful staff at Flower Hospital. I can't say enough about each person involved in her care there.
Tonight, Flori's with my mom. Mom told me earlier how she was stroking Flori's hair after she had been vomiting. Mom got teary-eyed as she described that Flori started rubbing her hair in return! Funny how a stranger can become a loved ones in just a few days.