Mary Tanasse was ready to do whatever it takes to make it to the Women's March in Washington last Saturday. Despite being diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, the 87-year-old hospice patient was determined to be with her family and witness history.
Even in the face of deteriorating health, the grandmother of 27 was determined to make her wish come true—and asked her doctors to do everything in their power to ensure she had a chance to stand up for her beliefs.
— elisa hahn (@ElisaHahnK5) January 24, 2017
"I asked them, 'Please let me live until this march because it's so important to me for me to model what I feel is right for my family,'" she told KING 5 News. "Can't ask more than that. I made it, and it's a beautiful day, and I praise God and hopefully the nation will make an impact so it will be heard."
The mother of nine was wheeled through the march by one of her grandsons, wearing a pink hat and holding a banner that said: "87-year-old: I will be heard!" (Read: Tess Holliday Breastfed Her Son During the Women's March and Had to Explain Herself)
— elisa hahn (@ElisaHahnK5) January 21, 2017
Since the march, her grandson has created a GoFundMe page honoring his grandmother by creating a women's scholarship in her name. You can donate to the cause right here.
Watch her entire interview below and try your best to hold back the tears.