In Memory of Lisa Anne Norris

​​Friends describe Lisa as always smiling, a proud mama, a great friend, upbeat and even pure sunshine. She loved her family and friends deeply. 

Lisa was diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma in August 2014 in her right eye. It was treated with plaque radiation and the tumor died and shrank. She was not going to sit by and wait for the disease to take over, so we began traveling from Dallas to Philadelphia for treatments and clinical trials.  During this time she tried to maintain a regular life. The disease seemed to be contained, but then scans started showing tumors in her liver in 2015, then lungs and bone in 2016 and 2017. It was slow to grow at first then became more aggressive in the last 6 months. 

A Full Life

​​Lisa talked about her cancer with family and close friends, but she didn't want anyone to treat her differently because of it. She lived a full life and many didn't know she had cancer since she didn't slow down until the very end. She was an active mom, loving wife and continued to work until the last two weeks of her life. She was worried more about her kids than herself and continued to fight this battle for them. 

In early March 2018 she was told her time was running short, but she continued to fight until we had no option other than hospice care. Her liver could no longer function due to the rapid tumor growth.  

Lisa will be missed deeply by her husband, children, family, and friends. She had a lasting impact on everyone she met. She always has and will continue to watch over her family and friends. My only hope is that we can follow her example to live a full life and love deeply while we can. 

Funeral Information

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Ocular Melanoma is a rare disease.  Therefore funding for research to find a cure is very limited at this time. Contributions in Lisa’s honor, such as yours, will help tremendously. 

Lisa Anne Norris

May 15, 1963 - April 14, 2018

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