Organized by: Connie Hunter
Almost 1 1/2 years fighting this battle
March 23, 2017
This is my best friend and this is her story..."On December 3,2015. I didn't realize how my life would change drastically and my "norm" would never be again.... I had a seizure which led to the discovery of a brain tumor which then led to two brain surgeries in two days to remove as much as possible safely. I was then diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Adenocarcinoma (non small cell lung cancer) then completed radiation therapy to my brain in 4 treatments to zap the cancer that is left in my brain. At 33 years old my life was forever changed. I felt robbed. Devastated to say the least. So because I was so young my prognosis was great. Surgery was my best option to leave me cancer free for as long as that was possible. I then had a PET scan before meeting with the cardiothorasic surgeon for a consultation to remove my left lung. Upon his review of my scan it showed the cancer had spread to my right arm which disqualified me for the surgery. My next option was chemotherapy. I did 3 rounds and after restaging the cancer my tumors on my left lung had doubled in size. That qualified me to do the Opdivo immunotherapy treatment. When chemotherapy failed I asked how that changed my prognosis only to find out that this is terminal. My oncologist doesn't like to give time lines as God's plan will be done. However, based on the severity, treatment and other contributing factors, they estimate that I have 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 years ...less than 10% make it 5 years. I will continue Opdivo until it doesn't work anymore or until I lose the battle unless I get a miracle and I will but the question remains will it be here on earth or in Heaven.."Please donate, if you can, to help Jessi and her family with achieving their goals as a family to do as many things and make as many memories as possible. Thank you, thank you and thank you. God bless us one and all!