Virginia Beach podiatrist Dr. Deb Chirtea dies

Dr. Deb Chirtea. (WAVY Photo).

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – After a long battle against cancer, Dr Deb Chirtea has died, a family source tells 10 On Your Side.

Dr. Chirtea was able to make her vision come to life before she passed.  She and her daughter, Madison Perry, painted ceiling tiles that were recently installed at Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Surrounded by family, friends, nurses and coworkers, Chirtea toured the hallways, finally getting to see her tiles in their rightful places. On the front, there were sea animals with colored ribbons. On the back, names of people who have battled cancer.

Chirtea battled cancer for nearly a year.