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Mom who was diagnosed with cancer same day she became a widow dies

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, according to new reports. Tessie Sylvester of Minneapolis passed 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 disease, People reported. The mom of two had just returned from making funeral arrangements when she received the devastating news that she had stage 4 adenocarcinoma, a gland-based cancer that affects various 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 previously told the mag ...