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Finding the Hero in Dying

There are many moments in my life that defined and changed me. The death and dying process of my Mom ranks high. My Mom died in 2012 after 3 1/2 years of having pancreatic cancer. We congratulate people fighting cancer for being warriors and being strong — we call them heroes for fighting the good fight. What happens though when the patient decides they are done fighting and want to discontinue treatment? Are they no longer a hero?

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