Joni Stephens-Jacoby BC Awareness

On September 8, 2013, Joni went to the emergency room with some severe stomach pains. She expected the news to be some sort of stomach virus or food poisoning but the findings were much worse. She was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer which had spread into her liver.

With no family history of cancer and otherwise being a very healthy person, this came as a complete shock to her as well as the entire family. Luckily she has been referred to a great group of doctors and nurses and has already begun chemotherapy treatments and other treatments for the sickness and pain in her abdomen.

She is a loving mother, a devoted wife, and an amazing friend to countless people. Given her outgoing personality and extremely compassionate nature, she has never met a stranger. With the loving support of her entire family and friends behind her we know she will overcome this just as she has any other obstacle in her lifetime. She has always been there to give support to anyone in need and now it is her turn to receive it.

We have set up this website to help with any medical and household bills she will have while undergoing treatments to beat this cancer. She will be undergoing chemotherapy treatments once a week for the next six months along with surgery to remove the cancer once the doctor sees fit. She and her husband run their own small business selling books and could use all the help they can get during these hard times. As you can imagine traveling all over the city for each book fair will be difficult for her during treatments, so she will miss some of the fairs. We appreciate any and all donations, however large or small; they will go to a wonderful and incredible woman. Feel free to share this story and page with as many people as possible. Any funding we raise that she does not use will be donated directly to a cancer society of her choosing.

She is one of the strongest people I know and I am certain she will beat this cancer. She and our entire family are so grateful for any help you give. If anyone wants to leave her a few words of encouragement please leave a message on this website or on her Facebook account, Joni May Stephens-Jacoby. Again, thank you all and god bless!


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Mike Stephens 
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