A 38-year-old Minnesota mother who was diagnosed with an inoperable cancer the same day her husband succumbed to his battle with ALS in 2017 has died, in line with new research.
Tessie Sylvester of Minneapolis handed away on May 1 — two years after she was diagnosed with cancer in June 2017, on the same day her 44-year-old husband John died from Lou Gehrig’s sickness, People reported.
The mom of two had merely returned from making funeral preparations when she obtained the devastating info that she had stage 4 adenocarcinoma, a gland-based cancer that impacts different organs.
“I sat there with [John’s body] for a second just crying. Then my parents came over and I think I just went into shock,” Sylvester beforehand instructed the journal after she obtained the prognosis.
Sylvester’s sister, Jenny Halverson, instructed Today the widow’s first thought was making certain her two sons might be taken care of.
“We sat down and she said, ‘Jenny, if I die promise you’ll be a mom to my boys,’ and I said, ‘Of course I will, Tessie, but we’re gonna fight this. We’re not going to think about anything of this other stuff,’” Halverson talked about. “I needed her to be OK.”
Sylvester battled the aggressive cancer for 2 years — nonetheless sensing the tip was near in April, she requested her sister to undertake her two sons.
“Tessie did so much to lay the groundwork to help Freddy and Gus face life without her,” Halverson instructed Today.
Sylvester died two weeks later.