Jean has been fighting brain cancer for nearly 10 years with complications between each and every surgery. Now it is back for the third time.
But now she has lost the use of her right arm. Becasue she is right handed, even simple tasks such as taking a bath, going to the bathroom even tying her own shoes have become extremely difficut if not impossible. Because of all of the complications and medication, Jeannie has suffered from dizziness, nausea and many incidences of falling down.
Now the effects of the chemotherapy and her seizures that have wreaked such havoc on her physically have now wereaked havoc on her financially and emotionally. Jean was told last week that she lost her position with the company she worked with for over 27 years. That's 27 years of friendships and friendships not to mention insurance and income, now stripped away by this devastating disease.
Our dear friend has had her heart broken so many times through this ordeal, but has the type of faith that can move mountains. I believe her faith will be rewarded through the generosity of you!
You have the chance to change her and her family's life by giving them the resources they so desperately need to make sure that they can take care of themselves - just simply pay rent, food and utilities - while she fights for her life.
This is something Jeannie recently wrote: "Well first off, I do not want people saying they feel sorry for me, or good luck with the chemo. I have done this three times since 2008
I have lived longer then they have expected. GOD has such mercy and grace he is not ready for me yet. Brain cancer is just something I have, It does not define me or describe me, I am still Jean Fogarty Garcia. The expected life of patients of my type of brain cancer is 2-5 yrs. I am going on 9 years now and there have been many complications to many too many to list. Like I said God has been so merciful, and gracious to my family he needs me to talk about him, so am just getting started, it is about God's grace...
My favorite psalm 71:14
But as for me, I will always have hope."
No your cancer does not define you Jean, what defines you is your love, your grace, your faith and your example to never let the circumstances of your life diminish any of those! Because of you, many of us will always have hope. What we hope now is that we can give you the gift of taking away financial stress so you can focus on getting well.
You can make a difference in her life! Please help in any way you can.
- Ann Labuhn
- Kelly Polender Miller
- Tracy Alesch Legner
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