Tailgate for a Florida cancer patient
Tailgate party for cancer patient Video by fox4now.comvideo
With Bucs flags flapping, drinks flowing, and bean bags flying, this pre-game tailgate has all the essentials covered.
"I never knew what tailgate meant,” says Zenia Cabrera, “I'm having a really great time I love to people watch."
Although it's her first time, Zenia Cabrera has no problem getting into the swing of this party, because ... it's a party for her.
"We're celebrating the life of a dear friend," says Michelle Mock.
Two years ago, just 6 months after getting married, Cabrera received news that would turn her world upside down. She was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer...and was given just 18 months to live. She's 33 years old.
"I have 2 small children and to be told you have 18 months to live and plan your own funeral with your parents it’s pretty tough," says Cabrera.
Despite the crippling diagnosis, and daily struggles, you won't find her feeling sorry for herself...she's determined to live every day to the fullest. Tailgating at a Bucs game was on her bucket-list, so her friends made her wish come true.
"Go Bucs but we don't care if we win or lose this is already a victory for us," says Rachel Villagomez.
"At the end of the day medicine can only do so much but it’s really how a person feels inside and the love of family and friends, and stuff like this really helps," says Saul Verazin.
Though she fights a battle everyday -- much bigger than the battle on the field, Cabrera sat in the stands, a fan just like everyone else.
"I feel normal, just for a few moments I don't have cancer," says Cabrera.