A Bahamian mother transforms cancer into inspiration


Washington, D.C. February 2, 2021 (PAHO) – Erin Brown often thinks of her mother, a vibrant woman who lost her life to lupus in 1998. From the ages of 12 to 17, Erin watched her mother fight cancer until her last breath. So when Erin learned in 2004 that she also had been diagnosed with a serious disease, advanced osteosarcoma, she prepared herself for a battle.


I went into warrior mode. I was eager to hear the next steps. I immediately asked the doctors, ‘What are we going to do about it?’”