Let me begin by saying, I (Lindsey) am an old friend of Jessi's and along with MANY who love this girl, want to help her and her family. This GoFundMe page is being set up for the Stetina family because SO many have been asking how they can help. I know they covet your prayers, thoughts and support but this is a tangible way that we can all help as they begin a battle that will change their lives. It is no secret cancer is expensive. In fact, it's shocking how much it takes from families financially when all a person really should have to do is focus on healing and getting well. That's what we want for the Stetina family. If we can all come together and help, even if to lighten their load in a small way, well by golly let's do this! We love this family so much! Her Story (the condensed version): Jessi is wife to Joe and mommy to Cole (6), Jax (4) and Natalie (2). She is arguably one of the funniest, most sincere people you will ever know and I've had the incredible honor to know her for 20+ years! In May 2018, Jessi went to the hospital with what she thought would result in gall bladder surgery, only to discover she had a tumor in her intestine and it would later be revealed to be cancerous. She had surgery to have the tumor removed but was left with huge question marks as to WHAT this was. Doctors had NO idea what type of cancer this was and so began her MONTHS long journey to figuring out this medical mystery. Please read her full cancer story and follow her journey on her blog: https://www.cancerunknown.com/
There is so much more involved in her fight to find a diagnosis. She has been through a lot of testing and waiting. Her husband and kids have endured all of this with her every step of the way. She has been commuting to Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC for appointments and tests which is not an easy trip! Just recently they were able to tell her she has stage 4 sarcoma and the median prognosis for this diagnosis is 18-24 months. You can imagine the impact of this news. It is earth-shattering. Jessi will begin aggressive chemotherapy very soon which begins with port placement surgery at Johns Hopkins. Her path ahead is going to be tough. It's going to be a lot to handle for her and her family. If you are unable to give financially, please know your prayers are SO very needed and appreciated. Let's rally together to help this sweet family. I believe we can, at the very least, help with the financial burden of cancer as she begins the fight of her life, for her life.