So my mother had Stage 4 Colon Cancer. It isn't much of a known cancer but of course like other cancers it's equally dangerous. My mother was diagnosed with it on May 1, 2016. It was my younger sister's birthday. We weren't expecting this. Not in the slightest. Now of course you are wondering if it was Stage 4, how could we have not seen the signs? Truth is we did. All of us did. But we had little power over our father. He was ignorant. He took her to small hospitals and even then the doctors kept telling him to take her to a proper hospital for a CT scan. Finally when he did, we learnt about her disease. I remember her face when she came back after her CT scan. The machine had somehow scared her so much. She said I couldn't move, or talk. It was like being in a grave. Then her face turned serious and she said, that was the moment of my life I truly feared death. She looked at me and my siblings and said, "I don't wanna die. I wanna live with you all." That sentence broke my heart in ways I couldn't have imagined.