Woman rides a rollercoaster for the first time since beating cancer

We take fun activities for granted, and it's only when we can't do them anymore that we realize it.

One woman could not ride roller coasters when she was undergoing breast cancer treatment. After she recovered from back surgery and became cancer free, she was able to ride again.

Her child shared a photo of the experience on Reddit, and it's a touching sight:

After beating cancer and having back surgery, my mom is finally able to go on roller coasters again pain-free. She was even able to talk my dad into going with her (a small miracle in and of itself). This may be my favorite moment of our family reunion at WDW last week. Just wanted to share the joy! from pics

"After beating cancer and having back surgery, my mom is finally able to go on roller coasters again pain-free," they wrote.

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The family went to Walt Disney World, where this celebration took place. "Just wanted to share the joy," they wrote.

The post has generated buzz online, and it's easy to see why: this mom was clearly ecstatic to be cancer free and enjoy the little things.

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