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Needing a hand up

By jennyjackson | October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

We had a lady here that is an insurance adjuster. She came to our home and told me she had met a new friend while working the storm. When she told the lady where she was staying, the lady was so excited. She said I know of those people. Would you ask her if I…

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♫We’ve come a long….long….ways♪

By jennyjackson | August 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was a kid, the main commercials on TV were about cigarettes. I clearly remember one of the jingles was to women telling them they had their own cigarette now. I don’t recall the name brand but the jingle went ♫ You’ve come a long ways baby ♪ ♪To get where you got to…

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A piano we never knew we needed

By jennyjackson | July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

You have heard me say how my friends have pushed me further than I would have gone on my own. We had a previous guest named Mark Lasko here for cancer treatment several years ago. He was part of the praise and worship team at his church in Mobile Alabama. One night he was at…

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The Trstenjak Family

By jennyjackson | July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meet our 4th and final check in for the day. This family is the first  non cancer family we have had. It is not that we would not allow anyone else but is the first time we were ever asked if we would consider it. This family is from Brownsville Texas they have 7 children…

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Katrina Sear’s

By jennyjackson | July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meet our 3rd guest to check in today Katrina Sear’s age 22 and her mom Lana from Claremore Oklahoma. Katrina is here for radiation for 4-5 weeks in the neck she has some type of scarcoma . She is a mother of 2. She is already missing her children. Please keep her in your prayers.…

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Graham Myers

By jennyjackson | July 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Meet our 2nd guest to check into their cottage today. This is Graham Myers from Winterpark Florida. Graham has Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and is married and father of 2. His wife stayed home with 2 small children 1 & 3 yrs of age while his dad came with him this first leg of this journey. He…

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Rhonda Papadimitriou

By jennyjackson | July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meet our 1st  guest to check into her cottage today. This is Rhonda Papadimitriou. This young lady is a tough cookie. March 31st she had part of her right lung removed, around May 31st she had cancer removed from her breast and reconstructive surgery. She is married and a mother of 2 from Lake Charles.…

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Answered Prayers

By jennyjackson | July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

A year ago I joined a speaking group called Toastmasters. I knew I would always be speaking about “cancer” so I wanted to become the best I could be at communicating how cancer affects people. That is a touchy subject, it can be a wet blanket, it can be sad but there is so much…

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Opening out doors wider

By jennyjackson | July 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

I received  a very unusual call from a mother asking if we only allow cancer patients to stay here. I didn’t quite know how to answer her. I quickly filtered my thoughts and said well let me put it this way helping cancer patients is where our heart is and that is the only kind…

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Cancerhood

By jennyjackson | June 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like many other places people do not choose to live, the cancerhood is a tough neighborhood with grim statistics. If you live in the cancerhood you are sometimes said to be “battling” it or perhaps learning to “accept” it. The battle metaphor can leave the false impression that some people in the cancerhood try –but…

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