Prince George's County woman finishes final round of chemo: ‘Be thankful for everything'

- A Prince George’s County woman finishing her final round of chemotherapy in DC says she has the love and support she received to thank as she walks out of the hospital.

Rhonda Stewart has been at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Northwest DC for more than a month as she receives treatment for cancer.

“I come to this window every morning and I take a look at that window and see people walking down the street and people will never know how blessed you are to be healthy,” Stewart said. “My message would be to be thankful for everything and be thankful for the love and support.”

Stewart said in addition to the great care she received, she’s also thankful for the overwhelming love and support from her family and friends.

“I got so much love from my church, from my family, my husband has been up here, my mom, my sons, my granddaughter. Chemo is one healer, but love is the big healer. I’ve been really blessed with so much love and support that I really think that’s why I get to get out of here today because I was overpowered and overshadowed with so much love,” she said.

FOX 5 and Easterns Automotive Group teamed up to help Stewart Pay It Forward after she leaves the hospital. Joel Bassam from Easterns Automotive Group presented Stewart with a girl’s night out at National Harbor, including a spa day, tickets to ride the Ferris wheel and steak dinners.

Stewart’s friend wrote to FOX 5 to tell us about Stewart’s battle and wrote, “(Stewart) wrote in her journal that she should be an honorary Navy Seal because of her two battles with cancer. For her courage, I think she should be too.”

The Foundation for Heroes surprised Stewart with a shirt that was sent to them personally by a Navy SEAL friend of theirs along with several other presents.

If you know someone who should be featured on Pay It Forward, you can nominate them here. In your email, be sure to include who they are and why they deserve to be recognized.

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