《中英對照讀新聞》 91-year-old ma’am who skipped chemotherapy to go on "end of life road trip" dies 不做化療踏上「生命之旅盡頭」的91歲女士過世
An American woman Norma had decided to take the trip after being diagnosed with uterine cancer and told by her doctor that surgery, radiation and chemotherapy were unlikely to treat the illness.
Exhausted Norma looked the young doctor dead in the eye and said with the strongest voice： "I’m 90-years-old, I’m hitting the road."
Norma set off with her son Tim, daughter-in-law Ramie and their dog Ringo. "We have driven the RV nearly 13,000 miles and slept in over 75 different locations in 32 states."
"Norma has experienced many ’firsts’, like riding in a hot air balloon or on a horse, and getting a pedicure or having her hair done by ten different stylists."
No matter where they are, when asked where her favorite spot has been on this trip, Norma says, "Right here!"
She began hospice care in a hospital in San Juan Island, Washington in last August when her health began to deteriorate. She was confirmed dead this March.
hit the road：慣用片語，出發。例句：We are running late and should hit the road in five minutes.（我們遲到了，5分鐘後必須出發。）
hospice：名詞，臨終安養院。例句：All the family members gather at the hospice to bid farewell to our beloved grandma. （家族成員全部聚集在安寧病房，向最愛的阿嬤說再見。）
deteriorate：動詞，惡化。例句：My sight has begun to deteriorate.（我的視力已開始惡化。）