In March 2017 Joann's life was suddenly changed when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. After 6 months of chemo, we thought she was in the clear. A short time ago in the summer of 2018 she was informed that her cancer had returned. Now it is stage 4 and was told her life would be drastically cut short. After 2 months of being on a trial drug, it became apparent this was not the quality of life she wants to have. Immunotherapy is the next option which is unfortunately not covered under health insurance.
Joann is someone with a big heart and always willing to help others. She has a strong work ethic. After working at the Santa Rosa Junior College for 26 years, she is well loved by the students, faculty and staff members. In December 2018 she will officially be retired.
JoAnn is a devoted mother of 4 and grandmother of 5. Being a single parent raising 4 kids on her own, she taught us the value of family and the importance of being there for each other. The rock of our family, she is always positive, supportive and encouraging. She never complains even in the most difficult or painful of times. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses she relies on her faith to keep her strong.
Many people have inquired how they can help financially so, we have decided to put up a go fund me account to help with her treatments and quality of life. Although her cancer is aggressive, Joann is still positive and optimistic. We truly appreciate anything you can offer whether financially or spiritually.
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