Mother of 3 creates bucket list after aggressive breast cancer diagnosis

Michelle Eral and husband Joe have embraced the time she has left by completing a bucket list.
1:51 | 12/04/23

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>>> FINALLY TONIGHT, AMERICA STRONG. STRONG. LAST SUNDAY, WE FEATURED LAST SUNDAY, WE FEATURED MICHELLE EARL, AN EXAMPLE OF MICHELLE EARL, AN EXAMPLE OF GRATITUDE PERSONIFIED. GRATITUDE PERSONIFIED. THIS WEEK, SHE LOST HER BATTLE THIS WEEK, SHE LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER BUT LEAVES WITH BREAST CANCER BUT LEAVES BEHIND QUITE A LEGACY. BEHIND QUITE A LEGACY. >> Reporter: 18 MONTHS AGO, WHEN >> Reporter: 18 MONTHS AGO, WHEN 55-YEAR-OLD MICHELLE EARL, A 55-YEAR-OLD MICHELLE EARL, A MOTHER OF THREE FROM WISCONSIN, MOTHER OF THREE FROM WISCONSIN, WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AN AGGRESSIVE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AN AGGRESSIVE BREAST CANCER, SHE DIDN'T LET BREAST CANCER, SHE DIDN'T LET THE DOCTOR'S PROGNOSIS DECREASE THE DOCTOR'S PROGNOSIS DECREASE HER FAITH. HER FAITH. >> IT WOULD HAVE BEEN REALLY >> IT WOULD HAVE BEEN REALLY EASY TO LOSE HOPE AND LOSE EASY TO LOSE HOPE AND LOSE FAITH. FAITH. BUT THEN WHAT HAPPENED WAS I BUT THEN WHAT HAPPENED WAS I JUST CHANGED WHAT I WAS DREAMING JUST CHANGED WHAT I WAS DREAMING ABOUT. ABOUT. >> Reporter: HER DREAMS OF >> Reporter: HER DREAMS OF TOMORROW BECAME HER PLANS FOR TOMORROW BECAME HER PLANS FOR TODAY, AS SHE EMBRACED THE TIME TODAY, AS SHE EMBRACED THE TIME SHE HAD LEFT. SHE HAD LEFT. MICHELLE AND HER HUSBAND, JOE, MICHELLE AND HER HUSBAND, JOE, MADE A CONSCIENCE DECISION TO MADE A CONSCIENCE DECISION TO LOVE EVERY MOMENT, CREATING A LOVE EVERY MOMENT, CREATING A BUCKET LIST, CROSSING OFF EACH BUCKET LIST, CROSSING OFF EACH AND EVERY ITEM, INCLUDING SKY AND EVERY ITEM, INCLUDING SKY DIVING, A FAMILY TRIP TO HAWAII, DIVING, A FAMILY TRIP TO HAWAII, TAKING A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE TAKING A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE TOGETHER. TOGETHER. >> THAT WAS AMAZING. >> THAT WAS AMAZING. >> Reporter: AND GETTING >> Reporter: AND GETTING BAPTIZED AGAIN. BAPTIZED AGAIN. MICHELLE AND JOE ALSO GAVE BACK, MICHELLE AND JOE ALSO GAVE BACK, WALKING WITH SUPPORTERS TO RAISE WALKING WITH SUPPORTERS TO RAISE MORE THAN $12,000 FOR THE MORE THAN $12,000 FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. LAST SUNDAY, SURROUNDED BY LAST SUNDAY, SURROUNDED BY DOZENS OF HER FAMILY AND DOZENS OF HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THERE'S MICHELLE, FRIENDS, THERE'S MICHELLE, WATCHING OUR AMERICA STRONG WATCHING OUR AMERICA STRONG SEGMENT. SEGMENT. TWO DAYS LATER, SHE PASSED AWAY. TWO DAYS LATER, SHE PASSED AWAY. BUT NOT BEFORE HER STORY BUT NOT BEFORE HER STORY INSPIRED PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE INSPIRED PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO SEND MESSAGES TO HER WORLD TO SEND MESSAGES TO HER FAMILY, NOTING MICHELLE'S FAMILY, NOTING MICHELLE'S STRENGTH AND POSITIVITY. STRENGTH AND POSITIVITY. >> THE MESSAGE IS TO LOVE EVERY >> THE MESSAGE IS TO LOVE EVERY MOMENT AND NOT WASTE TIME MOMENT AND NOT WASTE TIME BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET IT BACK. BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET IT BACK. >> Reporter: THEIR NEIGHBORS' >> Reporter: THEIR NEIGHBORS' HOMES NOW LIT UP IN PINK, IN HOMES NOW LIT UP IN PINK, IN HONOR OF MICHELLE AND THE HONOR OF MICHELLE AND THE COUNTLESS OTHERS BATTLING BREAST COUNTLESS OTHERS BATTLING BREAST CANCER, HER HUSBAND WITH SOME OF CANCER, HER HUSBAND WITH SOME OF MICHELLE'S WORDS OF WISDOM. MICHELLE'S WORDS OF WISDOM. >> DO NOT WAIT FOR SOME DAY. >> DO NOT WAIT FOR SOME DAY. MAKE SOME DAY TODAY. MAKE SOME DAY TODAY. LAUGH WITH OTHERS, BUT MOST LAUGH WITH OTHERS, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, LAUGH AT YOURSELF. IMPORTANTLY, LAUGH AT YOURSELF. AND

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