JoAnn's Cancer Battle

JoAnn has been in the medical field since she was 19 years old.   She started out as a nurse assistant then became one of the first female Paramedics in Missouri.
At age 20 her widowed mother suffered a severe stroke.  Her younger sister who was also helping with her mothers care was killed in a motor vehicle accident by a drunk driver.

Even though JoAnn was taking care of her mother daily for many years she eventually entered a Nursing Program where she excelled and received her R.N. degree.  After working many ICU she realized she wanted more responsibility in patient care and was accepted into the Physician Assistant Program at St Louis University.  She has been practicing as a Physician Assistant for 22 years in many clinical areas most recently using her skills in Urgent Care Clinics.

Then on April 21,2014 she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer with metastisis to her liver.  She was started on weeks of Chemotherapy prior to surgery to remove the tumor along with a large portion of her colon.She is continuing chemotherapy till the end of the year in hopes of a long remission.  Due to complications of the Chemo she has been very ill over the last 5 months but still trys to work as many shifts as she can.  But physically her hours to work are limited.  Her medical bills are staggering and will continue for quit a while.  She would appreciate  any assistance  with these bills.  Thank you for your kindness  so she  can pay it forward.  Have a blessed day !
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Joann Coons 
Terrell, TX
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