Ohio woman with cancer makes it to graduation

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland woman stricken with late-stage cancer has been able to fulfill one of her last wishes: Stay alive long enough to watch her oldest granddaughter graduate from high school.

Barbara Malone was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2008 and has been undergoing various treatments ever since.

Most recently, the 62-year-old stopped taking a new cancer drug after it had no effect for three months. She says she’ll probably have to go to hospice care soon.

Despite being tired and in pain, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports (http://bit.ly/13NShDV) that Malone made it to her 18-year-old granddaughter Kiara’s graduation from the Cleveland School of the Arts on Thursday.

Kiara says if her grandmother hadn’t made it to the ceremony, she wouldn’t have felt like she was graduating.

At the end of the night, Malone says she was very tired but also very happy.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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