Friends and Family of Jennifer Zambrana have a responsibility to be her voice. She was an inspiration to all of us. A young lady who, when faced with one of life's biggest challenges, decided to be strong and fight. Diagnosed with stage IV Stomach Cancer at the age of 25, and given 6 months to live, she fought and lived her life to the fullest, until 28. While fighting, she advised her family to be tested for the familial stomach cancer gene mutation, CDH1. I, Jamie, tested positive for having the CDH1 gene mutation. A mutation which carries an 83% risk of developing stomach cancer. Therefore, with enormous love and support, I had a total gastrectomy performed on 3/12/12.
Post surgery, my pathology report would show evidence of 16 superficial cancer cells already growing in the lining of my stomach. Today, because of Jennifer, I live a healthy and happy life with my wife, son (3) and daughter (7 weeks).
Jennifer's research, dedication and battle for all, needs to be heard.
The No Stomach For Cancer foundation provided me necessary support, wisdom and guidance through my challenge and triumph.
I walk to stand up to cancer. Please walk with me.