Honor Your Loved Ones
My Great-Grandmother Georgia L. Hamilton
10/05/1929 - 12/11/2011
TEAM MOH participates in the Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness in memory of Georgia Lee Hamilton, who was called Moh, by many family and friends. Moh was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer on May 16, 2011 which eventually spread onto her liver. I will never forget the day I heard that word "Cancer". I remember the look on my great-grandmother’s face when she said “did the doctors tell you? It’s going to be okay baby, we are going to beat this”, after she just had a colonoscopy that day and was still in the recovering room coming down off of anesthesia. Moh was the type of person who helped people around her and she never made her issues anyone else's issues. Through all of her struggles she always found space and time to help others through their hardships. No matter how weak she was on the inside she managed to give others so much strength. During that time she never complained about her condition. Through the discomfort she endured she still managed to be a loving mother, caring grandmother, special great grandmother and trusted friend. She kept her spirits up during such a difficult time and was still able to occupy the role of matriarch to her family and friends. At the age of 82, Moh fought a long hard battle until December 11, 2011. There is no family history of colon cancer in my family. Moh was not just my great-grandmother but my mother figure, best friend, counselor, protector and someone I’ve always looked up too especially when I saw how strong she as she fought the battle of colon cancer. There's not a day that goes by where I don't find myself thinking of her laugh, smile, beautiful face, and amazed by her warm heart. She was such an amazing person and lived a full and happy life. I will always love and miss her and it feels good to know that one day we will meet again. Holidays and birthdays are hard but I know she is still with us, cancer free and dancing in the clouds. My wish is to educate people on how important it is to get regular colonoscopies and to do what I can to prevent this type of cancer or any cancer. Even though, Moh isn't physically here anymore, she has been a hero because after her passing several people in my family and friends have gotten themselves checked and prevented going through the same thing. I wish the blue ribbon was as recognizable as the pink ribbon. I will help spread the message!!! It is important to find out about your family history because you can prevent any illness that runs in your family. Check yourself!!! Don't wait until it’s too late!!! You know your body better than anyone and getting a colonoscopy is harmless. My fight for her continues and for the many others, who have fought, are fighting and have defeated the battle with colon cancer! So I Walk for Moh and her Legacy, Support the Fighters, Admire the Survivors, Honor the Taken and never, ever give up the HOPE!!!
Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?
- 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
- Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
- 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
- Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded
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