Jeanette is wrote "Should I start writing my bucket list" on June 15th. My heart sank. Jeanette has been a friend for 25 years since I stumbled bright eyed and and full of bravado into the minute triangle Costume room of the Lyric Theater. Through that time we have laughed, sighed, scratched our heads in disbelief and chatted our way through our friendship. the FB comment scared and worried me. 17 years ago Jeanette had Breast Cancer a Mastectomy and Radiation Treatment. As always Jeanette smiled and kept moving forward planning holidays, day trips and always looking for a new adventure. She came through it and moved on a career path less enveloping an stressful as Theater....if that's what you think retail and working with the general public is. Haha!
Early June there was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma- bile duct Cancer and was told it was inoperable due to it pushing on an artery an into the liver, she was told she may have a year.
It's almost Christmas , Jeanette is still taking regular visits to her Oncologist. There has been no Medical treatment but he has ventured into the alternative treatment- the tumor has not grown. There is a possible Chemo treatment available n the New Year but that is still to be discussed.
Jeanette has a bucket list, its not huge and as always understated, this is not the main aim of this camping. Jeanette has been using alternate treatments that are expensive and to relieve that burden for her would be enormous and hopefully life changing.
We friends and colleagues can help She is the last person in the world who would ever ask for help. She would never seek assistance with something like this.
Please, donate any amount of cash that you can for us all to help her take the time to heal without the anxiety and pressure of having to struggle in difficult circumstances. This will make the world of difference and Jeanette's quality of life.