I worked with Janelle for 5+ years at Medtronic. We followed very similar paths as we joined motherhood, both having 3 children (1 boy and 2 girls). We shared stories about what it was like to raise kids so close in age while maintaining full time jobs (and becoming landlords!). We had a lot in common and provided a lot of support to each other. When she told me that she was now facing this new journey, a journey that diverged our paths, my heart broke.
Bridget faces 42 weeks of Chemo...and that is just the beginning. Possible surgery follows along with radiation and 6 more months of maintenance chemo. Already the battle has been up and down with ICU stays and transfusions. Adding this to an already full plate has to be overwhelming. I cannot find a better way to try to support her then by finding ways to raise money to try to make life easier - pay for medical bills, meals around the hospital, easy transportation to and from the hospital. Many of you reading this have known Janelle even longer than I have. She has impacted many lives and it is time to come together to impact hers, and of course support Bridget during this time. She turned 3 yesterday - here is to many, many, many more birthdays to come!