In 2015, 90-year-old Norma Bauerschmidt found herself in the hospital, listening to a doctor explain the treatment options for her just-diagnosed cancer.
Bauerschmidt, better known as Miss Norma, stopped him right there. Matter-of-factly, she told her doctor, Im 90 years old, Im hitting the road!
Now, more than a year after issuing that powerful statement, Miss Normas journey has come to a peaceful end.
Norma Bauerschmidt died, aged 91, in home hospice care from complications of Stage 4 uterine cancer.
She became a worldwide icon for living life on your own own terms when she famously rejected medical treatment for her cancer, in favor of going on the road trip of a lifetime.
She is survived by her son Tim and daughter-in-law Ramie, who were both instrumental in giving her a truly extraordinary last year.
Scroll through the gallery below to learn more about how Miss Norma took life by the reins, and inspired millions along the way!