Say "YES" to Living!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00
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Say "YES" to Living!

 

 

No need to go far when looking for inspiration, whether it be a flower, an animal or a 'feel good' story such as Norma Jean Bauerschmidt's from northern Michigan. This 90 year old woman decided she was going to meet the day rather than wait for it after getting a uterine cancer diagnosis.

 

In 2015, she inspired thousands by forgoing treatment and taking a 13,000 mile, cross country trip instead in a motorhome. Norma Jean Bauerschmidt’s travels are followed by 400,000+ people on the Facebook page "Driving Miss Norma", with photos and an online diary of her journey.

 

On her trip, she never slowed down, visiting 32 states! Norma planted a tree in honor of her late husband Leo in DuBois Park, Bluffton, South Carolina, rode in a St. Patrick's Day Parade, her life and travels were written by Tim and Ramie, then published by HarperOne, lofted in a hot air balloon high above the City, traveling far outside her prior comfort zones time and again.

 

Through tears while reading some of the posts, it has helped me to work through some of the grief from my beautiful mother-in-law's decline and death of colon cancer. Norma did not sit still awaiting her fate, she met it head on. She passed on September the 30th, 2016 at 91 years of age.

  

Frank Borman must have been talking about Norma when he said, Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit. Rest in Peace dear lady and thank you for sharing your amazing 'life' experience with all of us!

 

The book published about Norma's travels with her son and daughter-in-law can be ordered here: DRIVING MISS NORMA: One Family’s Journey Saying YES to Living by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle.

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin REALTOR Southern Utah www.buynsellutah.com

 

 

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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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OK Now I want to read that book....thanks for a great start to a Monday!

Mar 27, 2017 06:39 AM #1
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin I feel the very same way. Miss Norma elected to live her life on her terms. It just doesn't get any better than that.

Mar 27, 2017 06:47 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Wanda. What a moving and inspirational story. Who drove with her?

Mar 27, 2017 07:43 AM #3
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Norma lived to the fullest Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, that is to be admired!

Mar 27, 2017 02:56 PM #4
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That is what I'd do if faced with that kind of news Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386, not sit and wait around for the inevitable!

Mar 27, 2017 02:57 PM #5
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Hello Sheila, Tim, her son and his wife went on the adventure with her. Loved this story of strength through adversity!

Mar 27, 2017 02:58 PM #6
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James Dray
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Good morning Wanda.  My hats off to her for making that journey.  Thanks for telling us about this courageous lady 

Mar 28, 2017 01:49 AM #7
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Norma's trip was one of a lifetime and her son and daughter-in-law captured the essence of what the human spirit can accomplish James Dray in a short time. Her story is awe-inspiring!

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Mike Bjork
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Very inspiring!  I think I might have to check this book out.  Thanks for sharing!

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