Bertha Coley and her husband had been raising their seven grandchildren when her husband died suddenly two years ago. She picked up and continued by herself. Then she was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Now at 64 years old, she is raising her grandchildren that range from 22yrs old to a 6yr old girl and a 7 yr old boy by herself with one half of one lung left.
She gets her chemotherapy treatment and deals with a many side effects from the drugs and a weakened immune system. Some of the older kids work as well as go to school and contribute to the household, but it is a constant struggle. When she feels well, Bert volunteers for Cancer Support Foundation, Inc. She says that she is blessed and wants to reach out and help others. Bertha and her family are featured in our in the news section.