California Mother Gets Surprise Parade After Completing 140 Days of Chemo
Marilyn French endured 140 days of chemotherapy.
Heading home on her final day of grueling chemotherapy, a California woman was greeted by a parade of family members and friends lining her street to celebrate her cancer-free homecoming.
Margaret French had no idea her two grown daughters were planning the celebration. Angela and Jamie had invited relatives from far and wide, many of them sporting pink wigs and carrying signs that said "No Mo Chemo."
French burst into tears of joy as those who had assembled jumped up and down, threw confetti and waved cardboard signs.
In the driveway of her Huntington Beach, Calif., home, French wiped her eyes and thanked those who had come.
Her 35-year-old daughter, Jamie, said she and her sister wanted to celebrate the end of her mother's chemo because "my mom always goes above and beyond to make people feel special... My mom is an incredible woman — there is truly no one more deserving."
French was diagnosed with triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma in October. She endured six months of chemo, which ended earlier this month. She will soon undergo surgery to remove a now-dormant tumor, then undergo radiation therapy.
She is expected to fully recover, her family said.
"She is in such high spirits and her medical team are very pleased with her progress," Jamie said.
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