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5/6/05-Mineola

Mother's Day Tribute

Who else would you rather have at your side when you're sick than your mom. No one else knows quite how to comfort you but her. But, what if it's mom who's not feeling well?.

As a mother, of two, Nancy Doss is very used to childhood diseases. "You comfort them as muich as possible. You get their favorite cartoons on. Soup. Our big deal was tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches as comfort food."

Earlier this year, Nancy discovered she had a very different type of disease when doctors found a mass in her kidney.  "It was frightning at first to find out that I had cancer. And, then to find out that they were going to take my kidney out, it was frightning. And, then I decided that because all my family was so upset, that I had to hold it together."

Nancy learned she couldn't stop being mom, and grandmom. That's part of why her daugher, La Nita wrote to KLTV7. Even though Nancy was facing a life threatening disease, La Nita says, "Mom refused to have her kidney removed until my daughter completed her high school majorette tryouts in order to be there for the celebration."

Nancy finally had the surgery last month, and it was a complete success. Now, she's ready to get back to being mom full time.  "My poor husband is trying to take care of the yard outside and the house inside. He's doing the cooking and cleaning, and I'm ready to get back doing my own stuff."

So, the next time your mom's not feeling well, and you don't know what to do, why don't you try Nancy Doss' prescription, tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.

Stephen Parr, reporting.

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