Written by Julie Cross who is called her sister by Jo
This is Jo, Also known as Little Miss Positivity because it doesn't matter what life throws at her she gets through it with a smile on her dial and a positive attitude. Jo just turned 50 in March and 3 weeks later she went to the Dr for a checkup where he discovered a lump and immediately sent her to a specialist.
The specialist informed her that what they have found was a rare form of Cancer of the bowel and Anus and this type of Cancer is also linked to Cervical cancer and she will tested for that as well next week.
Jo will be starting treatment next week and it will be 6 full weeks of Radiation everyday and Chemotherapy in between, this means that Jo won't be able to work for a minimum of 6 weeks and with the side effects and the pain that she will more than likely experience it could possibly turn into months off work.
Jo is a sole income earner and hasn't been at her new job long enough to have accrued any significant sick leave or annual leave. The medication that Jo has already had to purchase has cost her over $400, there is also a possibility that her Dr may put her into the Private Hospital for certain treatments and this of course won't be covered by Medicare, this is just the beginning of all the money that she will have to pay out to beat this as well as paying her normal everyday expenses.
Jo is the most beautiful person you would ever hope to meet, I was lucky enough to meet her when I was 5 years old and to this day I am so grateful to call her my sister.
Jo has spent her whole life making sure that her family and friends come first now it's time for Jo to let us help her.
Whatever amount you could donate to help would be really appreciated.