OLYMPIA, Wash. – An 87-year-old hospice patient participated in the Women’s March in Olympia over the weekend, an event she praises God for.
Mary Tanasse of Lacey is enrolled in hospice care for terminal ovarian cancer. Local reporters spotted her in a wheelchair on Capitol Way on Saturday, being pushed by one of her grandsons and surrounded by dozens of family members.
“I asked them ‘Please let me live until this march’ because it was so important for me to model what I feel is right for my family,” Tanasse told Seattle’s King 5 news.
Tanasse has 9 kids and 27 grand and great grandkids, according to King 5. Her extended family had originally planned to attend the Woman’s March in Washington, D.C. However, when they learned of her wish, they changed their plans.
Tanasse told The Olympian a desire for gender equality drew her to the march.
“I made it and it’s a beautiful day,” she added. “I praise God and hopefully the …
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