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On March 18th, 2014 at 8:00 pm Ricks mother passed away in her home, due to plasmablastic myeloma, an aggressive form of cancer that attacks the entire body, it manifested in her left frontal lobe. Rick's family found out she had Cancer in March of 2013, and she died in March of 2014.
Q. How important is time?
A. At first, the doctors said she had six months to live. At that moment, time was important, more than ever. I took off time from work, I went from working full-time, to part-time. I took a break from life, coworkers donated me their leave so I could do so. I started to use time wisely, something I never did before. Every week I would drive her to her doctor appointments. We talked about her childhood, stories about her life, how she met my dad. Stuff we never talked about.
Q. What's your favorite memory of her?
A. After she had her brain tumor operation we went to Christmas with our family in LA, just to see her laugh and smile again. I loved that moment. Just being together.
Q. What advice could you offer someone whose loved one, friend, or family member may be fighting cancer?
A. Never lose hope. When things get tough, keep fighting; always keep your faith. Surround your loved one with love, laughter, and be present with them as much as you are able to. Although my mom passed I know she was healed. Gods word is always true. "He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever." Revelation 21:4