Clarendon County woman battling rare form of cancer dies - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Clarendon County woman battling rare form of cancer dies

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A Clarendon County woman died Thursday in Johnsonville after battling a rare form of cancer. 

Kerrie Cribb had a rare form of cervical cancer called small-cell neuroendocrine cancer and spent her days after her diagnosis encouraging all women to go for yearly exams.

"For the sake of Christ, then I am content with weakness," Cribb previously told WIS, adding it's God's promise that keeps her going.

"God has showed me that he's put more strength in me then I can imagine I had," she says with a smile.

Cribb was diagnosed with the rare cancer May 2015.

"I was working as a nurse in the ER, I had a lot of back pain and it was difficult to pinpoint the symptoms I had until I started bleeding and the bleeding got worse," Cribb says.

Since June, she has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments at South Carolina Oncology in Columbia. At one point her condition appeared to be improving.

"It actually shrunk the tumor on my cervix so we were very hopeful. We were planning for my final surgery."

However, at the beginning of the year, that hope was quickly lost.

"A recent scan showed that it spread to my liver and both lungs," Cribb says.

The once energetic athlete and nurse says the past couple of months have been a challenge.

"It's kinda knocked me down," she says.

Cribb was able to go to Texas where she received treatment for the cancer; however, it did not help her recover.

Her friends said Thursday she died peacefully.

Copyright 2016 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Saudi women take the wheel as longstanding driving ban ends

    Saudi women take the wheel as longstanding driving ban ends

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:24:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:37 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:37:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

    More >>

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

    More >>
  • 'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

    'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:05:01 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:35:40 GMT
    Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland. (Source: AP Photos)Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland. (Source: AP Photos)

    Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland.

    More >>

    Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland.

    More >>
  • Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title

    Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-06-24 04:36:02 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:29:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018.

    A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    More >>

    A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly