Dear Lesley, I was heartbroken when I heard that you, like me, were suffering from a rare and aggressive cancer. My thoughts immediately went to your beautiful 6 year old daughter, who I know is the light of your life. I remembered the conversation we had when I first met you a year and a […]
My name is Amy, and I am 38 years old. Before May 23, 2013, I was in perfect health. And I expected to live a long life, at least until that all changed on July 3, 2013. I was never an athlete, but I had taken up running the year before, and in that first year I ended up running 2 5k races, 2 10k’s, 3 half marathons and even
Jen Dunmoyer was diagnosed with Small Cell Cervical Cancer at age 34 in July of 2010. When her sister, Jessica, wanted to do something to help – find information about Jen’s illness or learn about research being conducted to save women like her sister suffering from the disease – she came up empty handed.
How does one carry on with life when it suddenly has a high probability of ending? How does cope with an illness that strikes fast, only whispering its presence after it’s already spread? How does one stay optimistic when the odds are stacked against beating it, when few doctors have encountered it, let alone successfully treated it? What does living in such a precarious state do to the loved ones of the patient?