This morning I stumbled across the obituary of a woman who sat next to me while getting treatment at CVHO quite often. She was fighting her third type of cancer. She was relatively young, super friendly and had a loving family. Sadly, this is the second "close to home" loss we've had this month. A neighbor also lost his battle to a brain tumor a couple of weeks ago. [...]
Jessica Clarke - Journal
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It is official. The last of my chemo side effects has gone. It has been 19 weeks since my treatment ended. My hair seems to be growing fast and furiously. I was doing some photography work outside in the wind yesterday and came home with what Levi and I refer to as "boat hair" when it happens to him. I can smooth it down, I can stick it up... it is there, and that seems to be the only thing that matters :)[...]
Welcome to the Jessica Clarke support family! This site is for family and friends, old and new, to organize our efforts to support this extraordinary person. This page will serve as your home base for rallying the troops, receiving updates to support Jessica Clarke. Here's the plan:
Your First Step: Please take 30 seconds to click on the "Follow" button on the top right of this page. This will allow you to receive updates, read journal entries, make donations, share Jessica Clarke’s story on social media, and help the family with week-to-week calendaring needs. Though not mandatory to follow Jessica Clarke’s page, we encourage you to easily create an account with your name and email in order to be able to post photos, leave comments and sign up as a helping hand on the Calendar page. Feel free to upload a photo of yourself to your profile so we can get to know and recognize others on Jessica Clarke’s support team. After clicking “Follow” above, read on to learn more about what you can do to help.
Journal: This tab is where you can read the latest entries posted for Jessica Clarke and our support team. You may see additional authors writing updates here to help alleviate pressure for Jessica Clarke and expedite information sharing. Each post is followed by a photo and name of the author of the entry. You can reply with supportive comments to any journal entry, or click on the name of its author to send a private message.
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