For the past few months, Janelle has been visiting doctor after doctor to find relief for a diagnosis of sciatica. However, the medicines and physical therapy did nothing to stop her numb feet, shooting pains up her back and down her legs, and instability when walking. She finally awoke one morning to find that she could not walk at all! A trip to the ER and an MRI confirmed that this was not a case of sciatica but a large glioma tumor in her spine. Janelle, who had never even had her blood drawn before, suddenly found herself in an ambulance racing to the hospital for emergency spinal surgery. She now faces months of radiation and physical therapy. Any money raised will go directly towards Janelle's medical bills and recovery costs.
Janelle Jones is so many things to so many people...daughter, sister, best friend, co-worker, neighbor, babysitter, teacher, girlfriend, and mommy (to her sweet dogs Otis and Charlie Brown). How ever you know Janelle, you love her for her wonderful sense of humor, her compassion, and her outgoing and friendly personality. You have probably also noticed her determination and can-do attitude. Her students have nicknamed her "The Queen of I Can." This is just one more thing that Janelle can and will overcome. Any support you can give would be greatly appreciated.