Support for Jenni

$845 of $15k goal

Raised by 15 people in 22 months
Jason Jernigan  FAYETTEVILLE, NC
Please help support Jennifer (Simmons) Ransom in her journey to continue fighting against breast cancer which began in August 2013.

Jenni is currently on chemotherapy treatment for metastatic breast cancer, stage iv. Her oncologists (Dr. Fink, Dr. Nazir and Dr. Lisa Carey at UNC) have told her that she will be "living with cancer" and will have to stay on chemotherapy treatments for life.

After a successful lumpectomy in September 2013 to remove the initial cancer, she had six cycles of chemo and then followed that with about 3 months of radiation and a year of further targeted chemo treatment. 

In June of 2015, another mass was discovered close to the original one in the same breast and she restarted full chemotherapy on her birthday in July. We then found out it had also spread to an area on her sternum. Because of this further surgery is not presently an option.

This is a very short description for an everyday battle she is living and in no way can I put into words the physical and emotional tolls of just making it through each day and believe me, every single day is a fight and an accomplishment.

We have been blessed with so many family members, friends and neighbors that have shown love, compassion and support constantly for our family.

We decided to make this and current updates on here so family and those who want to donate can follow more easily. 

This is a difficult time for us financially and any level of support you can give is greatly appreciated, which will go directly to Jenni for medical bills, Rx and OTC medicines, comfort items and support for our family including her two daughters.



One wig, two natural, three beautiful smiles





Her hair grew to shoulder length before she had to cut it off again for the second round of full chemo June 2015



Just after surgery for her Power Port


This is the haircut she decided to try after she donated 15 inches of her hair for Locks of Love in September 2013 before beginning chemotherapy.

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Guys, help your loved one out with this. If anything feels suspicious get to a doctor to check it out. Knowing is better than not knowing!



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Update 3
Posted by Jason Jernigan
5 months ago
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Our home was completely flooded during the recent hurricane. Prayers out to everyone and their families affected by the recent disaster and stay as safe as you possibly can during recovery. Jenni, Jessica, Kaitlyn and myself are all ok and that is what's important, the rest will be figured out a day at a time.
Dobbin Holmes Rd
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Update 2
Posted by Jason Jernigan
6 months ago
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Jenni started a new treatment today. Within the last six weeks we have been very busy with scans, tests, and more scans to figure out the extent of this new (third) mass and recurrence of cancer.

The last treatment was not doing enough anymore and now this new one I believe will do great for her. It is a combination of two chemotherapies and targeted for her specific type of breast cancer. This will be the third mass in the last three years that has appeared but she is willing to fight with every ounce of her strength for her two girls Jessica and Kaitlyn.

Remember that if you have a not so good day you can still find that one good thing within it that makes it okay. Today Jenni found her blessing named Christina that skillfully drew her blood easily and pain free (not easy with roly poly veins), after having to be stuck 4 times over for the same result yesterday at the hospital before having a heart scan. It may seem like a simple thing to some but when you're the one sitting there being pricked 4 times over just to draw blood you definitely appreciate the people who are great at their job and can do it well.

To all of our friends, family and supporters please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we go up to UNC next week to meet with the surgical and oncology team to discuss the option of a bilateral mastectomy. We will update again with what we find out then.
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Update 1
Posted by Jason Jernigan
9 months ago
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Hey everyone this is important! Here is an update for my fiancee Jenni and her journey fighting breast cancer. As unimaginably difficult as this journey is, she still smiles her beautiful smile, laughs and jokes (I love her sense of humor) and lives fiercly with such love and goodness despite the pain and hardships. Jenni is a beautiful woman and I love her with all my heart. "Every day may not be okay, but there is something okay in every day". This is also a request for help. Any donation amount you can give to her would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much and please visit her page for more information.
November is now no-Shave November! I got her back, always.
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$845 of $15k goal

Raised by 15 people in 22 months
Created May 28, 2015
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Anonymous
2 months ago
CE
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Casey Etheridge
5 months ago

God bless you and your family

JD
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Jane Doe
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Robin McLaurin
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JC
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Jason Canady
9 months ago
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from Jason and Karen.

AM
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Alison Miller
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Skye Lanford
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I hate cancer. I am sorry that you are going through this; it's so unfair. Prayers and many blessings to you and your beautiful family.

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