On August 29th the Keefe family received news that turned their world upside down. After several weeks of being sick with bronchitis, laryngitis and possibly pneumonia, Jenn went and had a chest X-ray done which lead to a CT. The CT revealed a mass in her lung. This was a big shock for a 37 year old non-smoker. The biopsy revealed she was positive for lung cancer, specifically 'Moderately Differentiated Invasive Adenocarcinoma'.
For the last handful of years Jenn has worked during the night with the Democrat & Chronicle to be home during the day for her three boys. With the nature of Jenns work she is considered self employed, so she will not be receiving disability benefits or compensation for lost wages.
Jenn is pending surgery soon to have the cancer removed from her lung, this will require a week in the hospital and no work for at least 6-8 weeks. Chemotherapy may be necessary after surgery.
There will be a loss of half the household income, and an increase of medical expenses. With all the stresses the Keefe family is dealing with right now, I want to make this one less thing to worry about. Please help me with donating and sharing. Jenn has been there to help people in need, now she is in need of help. Let's do our part to pay it forward ❤️
- Julie Henry
- Nick Testa
- Jessica Poetker
- Scott MacKay
Organizer and beneficiary