My name is Anna Besperat and I love my mom. She’s my hero! I was 13 when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was told she would be lucky to live another 3 years. She’s still here, 32 years later.
After her diagnosis, my step-father took off, stating he’d married a woman and that after her hysterectomy, ”she was no longer a woman”. She refused to let anyone say anything terrible about him, and has never held a grudge. In fact, she is helping my younger sister raise my step-dad’s 2 younger children (5 & 8 years old) by another woman.
She’s an amazingly strong woman and one that deserves so much more than what my siblings and I can give her.