Wednesday, February 6, 2008

My Jessica

I just felt like I needed to make a post about my bestest girl, Jessica. She was admitted to the hospital today for another chemotherapy treatment since her cancer returned. For those who may not know, Jessica was diagnosed last year with Hodgkins Lymphoma and went through a full chemo treatment plan as well as radiation. She was considered healthy for about three months before the cancer was rediscovered. As it turned out, her cancer was actually growing even during treatment.
I should probably mention that Jessica just turned 27 this month and is the proud mom of a beuatiful almost 5 year old, Thomas and a gorgeous 1 year old, Macy. She was diagnosed with cancer two weeks after Macy was born. What a rocky road it has been.
She is currently undergoing a super round of chemo drugs, hoping to push her into remission so they can perform a stem cell transplant. There's so much information, and I'm sure I'm not getting it all right...so I added a link to her website under my friends links. It's a website designed and reserved specifically for cancer patients so they can journal what's going on and keep up with friends and family. Please remember her and her family in your prayers. She has been a great friend to me since middle school. We even went to high school and college together.
She has so many hard days it's not easy to stay positive, but with all of us praying together we're sure to be heard.
One last detail. If you're in the neighborhood on March 1st, there is going to be a "Cut-off" in her honor. Local salons and stylists will hold an all day cutting marathon with all proceeds going to help Jess and her family with their medical bills, and every day expenses. There will also be baked good available for purchase. IF you can attend for a hair cut that would be awesome! If not...sending some cookies individually wrapped for the bake sale would be awesome! If you would like more information...just make a comment and I'll get you the info that you need.
Please pray for this family....they truly need your thoughts.
Thanks.

1 comment:

Ren & Anna said...

How sad. Cancer is scary. We will definitely keep them in our prayers.