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Lorel Jeffries is Going to Peru!

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THE STORY:

My name is Lorel Jeffries and I was diagnosed with uterine cancer at age 50 on December 6th, 2005.

My treatment was surgery and radiation, both external and internal. My doctors were caring and compassionate. I felt positive most of the time, yet underlying was a fear of the unknown. I expressed my fear and anxiety to my radiation oncologist, Dr. Richard Deming. His advice? Talk to the counselors at the Mercy Cancer Center. They have the resources to help you through this. Great advice!!! So, during my cancer journey, I did connect with an incredible team of dedicated counselors. While working with these caring people comprised of a psychologist, genetic counselor and dietitian, I was able to get out of my depression, eat healthfully and learn about my particular kind of cancer.

My cancer turned out to be a genetic mutation from my father’s side of the family. I asked my brother, mother and niece to also be tested. My mom was ruled out immediately while my brother and niece learned they had the same genetic mutation. To me, this was a gift of great knowledge. We now all knew what we had to do in order to reduce our high risk of colon and other cancers. Today, I remain cancer free after almost nine years. I believe in the power of genetic testing to save lives.

I’m going on this journey to Peru because I believe that the telling of my story and my experience can help other people yet to be diagnosed, as well as other cancer survivors and their families so they too can learn how being tested can have a positive effect on families. I’m also going to Peru in honor of my family members who have died of colorectal cancer as well as other cancers. I go for my girlfriend who lost two sisters to this disease and I go for them.

I am also going for myself, a cancer survivor...to be challenged, to conquer my fears, and to learn more about myself and what I can do to be of service to other people.

Peru, here I come!

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  • Anonymous

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  • Sheila Tipton & Bill Dawe

    $100

  • Mike & Diane Ballard

    $100

  • Susan Halverson

    $25

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    $100

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    $20

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    $500

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    $100

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    $50

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    $50

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    $75

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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $50

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    $100

  • Dwight and Lois James

    $100

  • Mike & Rondi Kinney

    $50

  • Peggy and Marion Beatty and family

    $200

  • E.J. & Anne Kelly

    $100

  • Young Men's Breakfast Club

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  • Dave Sample & Jeanne White

    $100

  • Jesse & Nina Denman

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  • Bill & Judy Campbell

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  • E.J. Giovannetti

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    $100

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    $100

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  • Jerry & Deb Spaeth

    $500

  • Jim Gerk & Ann VanNest

    $250

  • Nan Horvat

    $50

  • Marvin and Karen Heidman

    $50

  • Phil & Margaret Redenbaugh

    $100

  • Margie Monachino and Doug Staskal

    $50

  • Dick and Mary Langdon

    $250

  • Bill and Nancy

    $100

  • Nancy Campbell

    $100

  • Dedi & Bruce Walker

    $200

  • Apryl and Nathan DeLange

    $50

  • Wendy Kinney

    $50

  • Kristen Van Hauen

    $100

  • Linda and Dan Franker

    $100

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Donor Comments

Linda and Dan Franker

Linda and Dan Franker

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Kristen Van Hauen

Kristen Van Hauen

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Wendy Kinney

Wendy Kinney

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Apryl and Nathan DeLange

Apryl and Nathan DeLange

DONATION: $50

In memory of my Dad, Darell McMartin, who lost a courageous and long fight with melanoma on April 8, 2010. Good luck Lorel! 5 years ago

Dedi & Bruce Walker

Dedi & Bruce Walker

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Bill and Nancy

Bill and Nancy

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Dick and Mary Langdon

Dick and Mary Langdon

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Margie Monachino and Doug Staskal

Margie Monachino and Doug Staskal

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Phil & Margaret Redenbaugh

Phil & Margaret Redenbaugh

DONATION: $100

5 years ago