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Sandra A., TX

Five years ago, my mother looked me straight in the eyes and told me that she did not believe smoking caused cancer. Three years ago she had a heart attack and quit smoking. Just under three months ago my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. It had metastasized to every organ in her body. It was in her bones and in the lining of everything. Three weeks ago, we buried my 64 year old mother. Her children and husband are the ones who watched her life quickly fade away. We are the ones that had to watch her go blind one eye, lose her mind, and lose her ability to communicate at all. News Flash People- smoking causes cancer and your not the only victim if you get it! Your family is left with the memory of your suffering. Your family is left with the sound of your death rattle breathing. It's your family that watches you breathe your last breath!

First Published: July 22, 2014

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