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Early in October 2014, my sister Jessica Lynn Socol found out she had Uterine Cancer. She was suffering from extreme pain and discomfort which led her to get examined. The results were grim, but there was a hope that she could fight it and there would be a chance of beating it. On the night of October 29th she woke up with major difficulty breathing. Believing this was more than the typical Asthma attack, she was admitted to Staten Island University Hospital.

After several days of testing and receiving Oxygen, it was determined that Jessica's uterine cancer was widely metastasized through out her body, primarily in her lungs. more than 80% of her lung tissue was found to be covered in tumors. Her ability to process oxygen on her own diminished rapidly. She would need to be intubated and placed on a respirator to keep her alive.
She was heavily sedated and made very comfortable, she had no pain and no fear.

At that time the only hope for treatment was to try a round of chemotherapy. The hope was that the chemo would shrink her lung tumors enough to address the rest of the cancers in her body.

Unfortunately, the battle took a turn for the worse when she began to run a fever that reached an unbelievable high of 108.3. This high fever stayed with her for many hours, but like a champ, she fought it. The fever finally broke and she was down to a manageable temperature of about 102.

It is unknown if she suffered major brain damage from the fever. It was not long before her Kidneys began to fail. There would not be any options for treating her kidney failure due to so many other complications. Her time was nearing an end... Jessica finally passed away painlessly and without suffering on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:20pm...

Before Jessica lost the ability to speak she asked me to be her Health Care Proxy. I promised her that I would be with her every step of the way, and I would make sure she got the very best treatment. Jessica made it clear to me that she wanted to go down fighting this affliction to the bitter end. I honored her wishes and gave her every opportunity to fight... Unfortunately, by the time she had been diagnosed, she was already far to sick to beat the Cancer, but we tried.

In her 43 years on earth, Jessica lived a life that was full of Love, Friendships, Passions, and Happiness. She was not without her troubles though. Jessica was an aspiring Actress who lit up with excitement and brought all of her passions and energies to her roles. Jessica had a way of making even the smallest roles in a performance larger than life.

Jessica had a tremendous sense of humor and a contagious laugh that could leave a whole room in stitches. No matter what was going on in her daily life Jessica always had a sunny disposition and a positive attitude. However, if you treated her with disrespect, she had no problem letting you know.

Jessica lived a modest lifestyle. She worked several jobs and always struggled. She gave so much of herself in the community providing food and services to the needy through Project Hospitality where she worked full time. She always seemed to get knocked down right at the moment she picked herself up, and when she fell, she always fell hard.

When Jessica died she left behind a lot of heartbroken friends and loved ones. She also left behind a mountain of debt and very little resources to cover her final medical costs and funeral arrangements. She had some insurance, but like many people know, it is seldom enough to cover everything.

My mother and I have a lot of support from our loving family and close friends, who have banded together to give Jessica a dignified Peace. I have created this fund raiser for all of you who knew Jessica and wanted to send a donation to help with her expenses.

We understand that everyone is struggling, and we do not expect or demand anything from anyone. We simply ask that instead of sending flowers or a card, you take that money and donate it here. Every little bit counts and we are deeply grateful for anything that is given.

Jessica leaves behind a huge gap in the hearts of so many. However, I truly believe that she will remain as a living essence in the hearts and minds of those who she has left behind. Keep her alive in you fondest memories and remember her as she was in the fullest of Life, a warm and gentle being.

I thank you all from the depths of my heart.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Ian Socol
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I would like to thank everyone who donated to Jessica's fund. All the money raised went directly towards paying for her funeral and burial costs. At this time I am closing the fundraiser down because we met our goals and there is no reason to keep it up. I can not begin to express my gratitude for all of the generosity and love that came pouring in. I know that Jessica would have been beside herself knowing how many people out there she had an impact on. I know that I am still amazed.
I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, and many blessings for the new year.
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I'd like to thank everyone for all these generous showings of support. Some have said "I wish I could send more" I want you all to know, every single showing of generocity, large or small is tremendous! We are truly grateful for all of it. I'd also like to thank all those who were able to make it out to todays services for Jessica. It was so amazing to see how many lives my sister has touched. I am grateful for having had the chance to share, and exchange with all of you. Thanks again.
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So many generous donations! You are all so amazing!!! It is all greatly appreciated. I am overwhelmed by the showing of support...
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Patricia Sepulveda-LoSardo
39 months ago

Today will be difficult. Jonathan we are all here to support you and your family. I cannot say good bye but that we will meet again. XoXoXo

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Patricia Sepulveda-LoSardo
39 months ago

Jessica we love ya. You are missed.

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William Perry
39 months ago

Anyone who is/was a friend of Rude Pundit is a friend of mine. Best to all, it was short but she did live a full life for others--what else is there?

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39 months ago
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LS
39 months ago

My dear friend, I still can't wrap my head around this....I still can't believe you are no longer here. Life is not going to be the same without you. Heaven has gained an amazing soul and angel. I love and miss you so much!

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Isaias
39 months ago

My deepest condolences

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39 months ago
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Beth Gittleman
39 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My mom died of Uterine Cancer in April 2012 after a late September/October diagnosis. I know your pain well and I am so sorry your sister had to suffer this battle so young. She had the same fighting spirit my mom did, and like my mom she was also victorious because the day she decided to fight is the day she won. I hope your family is ok and able to be with each other during this time.

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39 months ago
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39 months ago
Patricia Sepulveda-LoSardo
39 months ago

Today will be difficult. Jonathan we are all here to support you and your family. I cannot say good bye but that we will meet again. XoXoXo

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Patricia Sepulveda-LoSardo
39 months ago

Jessica we love ya. You are missed.

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