Just days after announcing she was cancer-free at BravoCon over the weekend, Guerdy Abraira celebrated the monumental achievement by ringing the bell.

The tradition of ringing the bell to celebrate the end of cancer treatment goes back to 1996, when U.S. Navy admiral Irve Le Moyne brought a brass bell to his last radiation treatment, borrowing an old Navy tradition of ringing a bell, ‘when the job was done.’

The bell-ringing has caught on ever since, with the 45-year-old Abraira becoming a part of the tradition on Wednesday at Memorial Healthcare System in Miami.

‘RANG THE LAST BELL TODAY Thank you everyone for your support!!!!’ Abraira said in the caption of her video.

She took to Instagram Live to capture the moment on Wednesday, beginning the video by telling her fans, ‘You guys are the best.’

Guerdy rings the bell: Just days after announcing she was cancer-free at BravoCon over the weekend, Guerdy Abraira celebrated the monumental achievement by ringing the bell

Guerdy rings the bell: Just days after announcing she was cancer-free at BravoCon over the weekend, Guerdy Abraira celebrated the monumental achievement by ringing the bell

Guerdy rings the bell: Just days after announcing she was cancer-free at BravoCon over the weekend, Guerdy Abraira celebrated the monumental achievement by ringing the bell

Tradition: 'RANG THE LAST BELL TODAY Thank you everyone for your support!!!!' Abraira said in the caption of her video

Tradition: 'RANG THE LAST BELL TODAY Thank you everyone for your support!!!!' Abraira said in the caption of her video

Tradition: ‘RANG THE LAST BELL TODAY Thank you everyone for your support!!!!’ Abraira said in the caption of her video

‘All right. It’s been a long time, a long time coming and we’re here and it’s about to go down. This is the last ringing of the bell. As you know, I did the radiation first, four rounds of that, 20 rounds of radiation, so that’s been a lot,’ she said in the video.

She said it hasn’t been a lot as much as pain is concerned, but more for ‘discomfort,’ showing the marks on her breasts.

‘They mark you up and they buzz you,’ she says, adding that her man Russell is there with her.

She walks out to a round of applause from nurses and other caregivers, one of whom gives her a certificate before she shows her man Russell on camera, wishing him a happy birthday.

Guerdy finally rings the bell with authority as the nurses all cheer for her as she gives them all hugs after the big moment. 

‘I’m so excited. I hope I never see you again,’ Abraira joked while hugging the rest of the nurses, as one says, ‘Not here, not here,’ as Abraira jokes, ‘Maybe at Home Goods or something.’

She then looked at the camera and says, ‘Thank you to my supporters. Thank you so much for everything. This is it, guys and hopefully I’m never back in this spot again.’

Abraira revealed in May that she had breast cancer, which she learned about in March after results from a routine mamogram came in.

Going down: 'All right. It's been a long time, a long time coming and we're here and it's about to go down. This is the last ringing of the bell. As you know, I did the radiation first, four rounds of that, 20 rounds of radiation, so that's been a lot,' she said in the video

Going down: 'All right. It's been a long time, a long time coming and we're here and it's about to go down. This is the last ringing of the bell. As you know, I did the radiation first, four rounds of that, 20 rounds of radiation, so that's been a lot,' she said in the video

Going down: ‘All right. It’s been a long time, a long time coming and we’re here and it’s about to go down. This is the last ringing of the bell. As you know, I did the radiation first, four rounds of that, 20 rounds of radiation, so that’s been a lot,’ she said in the video

Marks: She said it hasn't been a lot as much as pain is concerned, but more for 'discomfort,' showing the marks on her breasts

Marks: She said it hasn't been a lot as much as pain is concerned, but more for 'discomfort,' showing the marks on her breasts

Marks: She said it hasn’t been a lot as much as pain is concerned, but more for ‘discomfort,’ showing the marks on her breasts

Applause: She walks out to a round of applause from nurses and other caregivers, one of whom gives her a certificate before she shows her man Russell on camera, wishing him a happy birthday

Applause: She walks out to a round of applause from nurses and other caregivers, one of whom gives her a certificate before she shows her man Russell on camera, wishing him a happy birthday

Applause: She walks out to a round of applause from nurses and other caregivers, one of whom gives her a certificate before she shows her man Russell on camera, wishing him a happy birthday

Thanks: She then looked at the camera and says, 'Thank you to my supporters. Thank you so much for everything. This is it, guys and hopefully I'm never back in this spot again'

Thanks: She then looked at the camera and says, 'Thank you to my supporters. Thank you so much for everything. This is it, guys and hopefully I'm never back in this spot again'

Thanks: She then looked at the camera and says, ‘Thank you to my supporters. Thank you so much for everything. This is it, guys and hopefully I’m never back in this spot again’

She said in the May Instagram post that she was getting ready for her surgery, which was a success, since she told the BravoCon crowd that she’s cancer-free. 

‘I’m cancer-free, officially! I’m about to ring the radiation bell on Wednesday, so that’s exciting as well,’ she said to applause from the Las Vegas crowd.

‘I’m very excited, and I’m so blessed, and I literally wake up every morning counting my blessings and making it count,’ she added.

Abraira – who joined the Real Housewives of Miami cast when it returned on Peacock in 2021 – was also asked why she was so ‘vulnerable’ in sharing her cancer journey.

Everyone’s like, “Why did you share?’ and then I go, “Why not?” Because I was told I was going to be able to be treated and I’ll be OK eventually but we’re gonna go through a hard time,’ Guerdy shared.

‘To me, I said to myself, “If I can show the good and the bad, then it’s only better,”‘ Guerdy admitted.

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