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  1. Eileen
    Eileen June 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm | | Reply

    What a wonderful resource and doctor you are!

  2. Jamie Walsh
    Jamie Walsh June 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm | | Reply

    Great read. That oncologist who told you to “go to hospice” should be reprimanded in some way, and your advocate should be heralded above all others!

  3. Greta
    Greta June 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm | | Reply

    Great website! You’re such an inspiration!

  4. Melita Krstulovic
    Melita Krstulovic June 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm | | Reply

    This is so wonderful because it is so positive and hopeful. I will read this and practice it, this is an invaluable resource Jessica. Thank you for mentioning the need for a bone marrow donor! I really appreciate it. Can’t wait for more!!!!

  5. dad
    dad June 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm | | Reply

    Really good…inspiring.I will certainly spread it around…..as I told you during your treatment….I consider it a privilege to be your father

  6. Jane
    Jane June 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm | | Reply

    Jessica, this is truly incredible!

  7. Mary
    Mary June 21, 2013 at 6:09 am | | Reply

    You are amazing, Jessica!

  8. Emily Doyle
    Emily Doyle June 22, 2013 at 10:59 am | | Reply

    Great website. And great idea to combine your incredibly inspirational story with your clinical expertise. I can’t wait for more posts.

  9. Erin Johnson Oettinger
    Erin Johnson Oettinger June 24, 2013 at 12:42 am | | Reply

    Jessica, congratulations on the new blog. We were all there to support you when you were dealing with this illness, and we are all here to help support you as you launch this new adventure.


  10. Rob Paiva
    Rob Paiva June 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm | | Reply

    Way to go Jess!!! Your story and testimony has always been such an incredible one, I’ve been waiting to see when you would start publicly sharing it with others. We support you in every way possible and love it that it is now 3+ years that you’ve been cancer FREE!!!

  11. Grace Jotay
    Grace Jotay June 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm | | Reply

    Beatiful post! Best of luck to you as you kick off your new website.

  12. Lauren
    Lauren June 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm | | Reply

    Jessica, thank you for this post and for inviting me to read it. I have learned so much about you and your triumph over cancer and I look forward to more!

  13. Christine
    Christine June 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations on the new blog Jessica! You have done an amazing job! Thanks for inviting me to join and I am looking forward to the next post!! big hugs..

  14. Suzanne
    Suzanne June 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm | | Reply

    Wish I were young enough to be a donor….

    encouragement and supportive medical staff are an important part of cancer care – and you certainly demonstrated that at TCH.

  15. Paul Doherty
    Paul Doherty July 1, 2013 at 3:53 am | | Reply

    I love hearing about your experiences. I have been diagnosed with a non cancerous brain tumor in the corpus callosum part of my brain that is, however, growing aggresively as any cancer. The wiring of my brain is also demyenating. The neurosurgeons up in Boston and down at Yale say they have never sen anything like it and can’t understand why I am able to still function as this growth has grown so large. My belief system is such that I will remain positive and keep my sense of humor going as that is what sustains me and keeps my thoughts from going over to the dark side. I’ve also, like you, allowed people to help me even though my knee jerk reaction would be to tough it out and go it alone. The other thing I would like to add is the benefit of having animal companionship to get you through the really tough times. I have 2 goofy Gordon Setters and they are so wise beyond their years when it comes to comforting me when I really need it. They sense my fear and non verbally comfort me at just the right moments. We are all only here for a moment and I think if more of us would live like we were dying we would all have interesting lives! I so enjoyed reading your blog and I wish you all the best for your future!

  16. Debbie Farner
    Debbie Farner July 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for sharing your story, I too have ACC was diagnosed with stage 4 in April of 2012. currently I am NED, Praise God!
    Thankfully I did not need the IV chemo (praying it stays that way)only the oral Mitotane with a few surgeries to remove the tumor, kidney and spots in both lungs. I went to Dr Hammer at UofM. He was amazingly encouraging and his staff continues to follow up with my local oncologists treatment suggestions to make sure I am getting the best care possible. Thankfully my local dr is willing to listen to Dr Hammer, I’m told not all Drs like to be told how to treat someone! But when you have a super rare cancer you need to get the best Doctor you can!
    Also recently underwent surgery for thyroid cancer with radiation coming soon.
    I hate how hard this is for my family but Thank God for every day that He allows me to enjoy with them!
    I really enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to more!

  17. Clinical Research Solutions
    Clinical Research Solutions July 31, 2013 at 6:35 pm | | Reply

    What a great article. I love the photo. All great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Clinical Research Solutions

  18. Sherrie
    Sherrie July 27, 2014 at 11:07 am | | Reply

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    I truly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

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