UPDATE - April 11, 2019
It has taken me a while to write this for which I apologize.
We lost Jennifer on November 20th, 2018. Her last visit to New York was November 6th when she was told the clinical trial medications had stopped working and her only option was aggressive chemotherapy. She did not get to try that last option as her health declined very rapidly and she died two weeks later.
Some of her last words were the names of her children to whom she was a devoted mother.
Jennifer's high school friends ( class of 2000 ) held a fund raiser for her children's education in February of this year. In that spirit, we would like to keep this fund open for the next few months to add to those funds raised for education of both kids.
Thank you for your continued prayers, encouragement, help and wonderful memories you have shared with Jason and our family about Jennifer.
Jennifer is a young wife, mother, self employed business owner and has cholangiocarcinoma - bile duct cancer of the liver. She was diagnosed in May of 2015 and underwent liver surgery, radiation and one year of chemotherapy at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, NC. The past year and a half she has been on clinical trials of targeted new drugs to attack and contain her cancer. The most recent, a first in human trial, is at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. To date she has made nine trips to MSK in New York City.
We previously had a YouCaring fund raising page that raised much needed funds for medical bills and prescriptions thanks to your generosity. They merged with GoFundMe in August of 2018. This page is a continuation of our goal to assist Jennifer and her family with the overwhelming medical and travel expenses.
Gratefully, Judy ( Jennifer's Mom)