About Maria R.
My father was diagnosed on May 2, 2014 with stage 4 prostate cancer. He was in denial for some months but we remained positive and hopeful about treatment. I looked for the best doctors and researching the latest treatments for him. He began hormone therapy late May 2014 and by October 2014 we began to see an improvement on his health. My dad became hopeful and for the next 3 years we embarked on a journey to enjoy life to the fullest. My fathers health improved significantly and when people would ask him what he did he would always say “God blessed me a daughter who has cared for me so much, she’s my angel”. Being his daughter and his caretaker allowed for me to be there through out his entire battle. I was there for all his primary doctors visits, oncology visits, chemotherapy, MRIs, bones scans, and radiation therapy session and I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. My dad took care of me as a child and now it was my turn to care for him. Although my dad passed away on December 19,2017, I believe being his caretaker allowed for me to enjoy so much more with him and we developed an even closer bond. I wish I could tell others who are currently being caretakers (specially daughters) to enjoy moments such as doctors visits, pharmacy visits and grocery shopping because it’s those little moments that counts the most.