Jamie's TNBC - War On Breast Cancer

$16,108 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 184 people in 8 months
Ashley Phillips
on behalf of Jamie Gruntman
 SAINT ANN, MO
Jamie Ferguson Gruntman was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at 28 weeks pregnant with her second child. Jamie is 36 years young, married and now has two children. She has invasive ductal carcinoma graded at stage 2B. She also tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene which means this is a hereditary cancer.
She delivered Juliette Rose on May 29th, 2017, perfectly healthy. While Jules was in utero she endured 2 rounds of chemotherapy. Jamie will have about 4 more months of Chemo starting June 12th. Then she will have a bilateral mastectomy, lymph node dissection, hysterectomy and finally radiation. This will be a marathon and not a sprint but we are all confident she will beat this for her and her loving family of four, her extended family and her friends. 


We are raising funds for a caretaker she will need while going through chemo and the multiple surgeries she will need. Also because triple negative breast cancer has no targeted treatment, she is seeking other options to help fight the cancer. Currently she has been receiving supplements from an amazing holistic doctor and vitamin infusions. On top of this, she is on a strict diet that is also very expensive. 

Also her insurance will pay some but not all and hopefully we can reach our goal or hopefully go past and help with some of the medical bills also. 

Jamie is an amazing human who deserves nothing but the very best. She is a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, and
friend. Anyone who knows her loves her which is why she deserves any and all help.

Please consider donating and if that is not possible please share this campaign.

Thank you you all and please keep the prayers going , they are working! ❤️❤️
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Time for a quick update!
Once again thank you to everyone who has donated and helped out Jamie and her family in anyway.

Jamie has been doing really well. She is in her third week of radiation and has about 3 1/2 weeks to go. She is handling it very well so far. Once radiation is finished, she will move on to either a clinical trial called Olympia or a different chemo pill called Xeloda. Currently she has expanders in and they will stay that way until about 3-6 months after radiation. After that she will be able to have her implants! Yay!!

Here are a few recent pictures of the family. Please keep Jamie in your prayers and keep sharing this page!

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Sorry it has been awhile since the last update. Jamie has had her bilateral mastectomy and expanders placed. She is currently seeing her plastic surgeon weekly to fill the expanders for her reconstruction. She will be having radiation in about 4 weeks. She will be having it 5 days a week for 6 weeks. After radiation she will most likely be having more chemotherapy. This time it will be pill form. The reason for the added chemo is that they found that when they did the mastectomy there was still 1cm of cancer left behind which means the chemo worked but not fully and it being a very aggressive cancer they want to be aggressive in treatment as well. After the chemo is when the reconstruction will take place. She is handling everything the best she knows how and for that we are super proud of her! Jules is growing up so fast. She is happy and healthy. She is so beautiful. Thank you so much to everyone that has donated and or shared. Jeff and Jamie are so thankful for all of the help they have received. Please continue to share as she will be out of work for a while longer as the treatment has been extended. Happy Thanksgiving ❤️
Jules and daddy
Mommy and Jax
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Just a little update for everyone. Jamie finished her last round of Taxol last week, making that 16 total chemo treatments! She is scheduled for a bilateral mastectomy in late October, so keep her in your prayers. Being that she tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene, which is hereditary, we figured it obviously came from either her mother or father. Well once again she has something rare. Very rare. She has wha is considered De Nova. Meaning anew. Her DNA started this mutation, less than 1% have this. The company that tested Jamie, her mom and her dad want to retest them to make sure it is correct. This changes nothing in the way of treatment or prognosis. After the mastectomy, she will have radiation.
Jamie has been dealing with all of this like a champ. She is a wonderful mom who dedicates as much time possible with her 2 little ones. Jules is a smiling happy baby now. 4 months old!

We will have another benefit for the Gruntmans on October 14th at the Waiting Room bar in St.Ann. Please come out if you can and support this wonderful family. The link is below.

Once again, thank you so much to all who have donated, it really means to world to Jamie and Jeff. Please continue to share and let’s see if we can meet our goal!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/321248614983024??ti=ia
At the doctor
Precious Jules
Last day of Taxol!!
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Just a quick update. Jamie had her third treatment of Taxol last week. She has 9 more to go! Taxol has been a bit rough for her , just pain and weakness. But she is a trooper. I think the hardest part for her is juggling being a mom, going to treatments, being tired but wanting the kids, and trying to have a somewhat normal life. Her Mom being there is such a huge help, she is so positive and takes such good care of her baby and her baby's babies:). Jeff has also been a huge help with everything from going to work, taking good care of Jamie and the kiddos. She is blessed for sure. Jaxon is such a wonderful big brother who loves his sister so much. Please pray for Jamie through these next treatments that she can gain a bit of strength. And once again, thank you so much to everyone who has donated or shared this page. Please continue to share, as obviously there will be plenty more expenses in the future once her surgeries start. ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Mommy and Jules - so in love ❤️
Oh so precious!!
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Linda Farish Kelly
7 months ago
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Hi Jamie, I too have the BRCA1 gene and had triple negative breast cancer. I just found that out 2 years ago. I had invasive ductal cell carcinoma when I was 33 and my daughter was 7. My daughter did not carry the gene. I have a birthday this week and will be 69. This was in 1981. You too will get thru this and see your children grow up just a I have. Never Give Up!!!! Prayers for you and your family.

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Kimberly Olson
2 months ago
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Hi. This must be a very difficult time for you. There is great comfort in the scriptures. When you and your family are feeling depressed, please refer to these scriptures: Psalm 41:3 "“Jehovah will sustain him on his sickbed; during his sickness you will completely change his bed.” He knows what his servants need and will not forget them. There will be a time as stated in Isaiah 33:24 "And no resident will say I am sick". Is seems impossible, but it is not. Adam and Eve were created here on earth to live forever. If they did not disobey, all mankind would have too lived forever here on earth. Just because of their disobedience does not mean God has given up on his purpose. He will bring that purpose back through his Kingdom. We just have to be patient and read our bible. Imagine living in a world with no suffering. Matthew 6:9,10 "Let your kingdom come...".

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Hi Jamie, I too have the BRCA1 gene and had triple negative breast cancer. I just found that out 2 years ago. I had invasive ductal cell carcinoma when I was 33 and my daughter was 7. My daughter did not carry the gene. I have a birthday this week and will be 69. This was in 1981. You too will get thru this and see your children grow up just a I have. Never Give Up!!!! Prayers for you and your family.

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Kimberly Olson
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Hi. This must be a very difficult time for you. There is great comfort in the scriptures. When you and your family are feeling depressed, please refer to these scriptures: Psalm 41:3 "“Jehovah will sustain him on his sickbed; during his sickness you will completely change his bed.” He knows what his servants need and will not forget them. There will be a time as stated in Isaiah 33:24 "And no resident will say I am sick". Is seems impossible, but it is not. Adam and Eve were created here on earth to live forever. If they did not disobey, all mankind would have too lived forever here on earth. Just because of their disobedience does not mean God has given up on his purpose. He will bring that purpose back through his Kingdom. We just have to be patient and read our bible. Imagine living in a world with no suffering. Matthew 6:9,10 "Let your kingdom come...".

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