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Dearest Jennie (idlehunters)...Has Left the Building:(

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This is the hardest news I've ever delivered here. I am in a state of shock and denial.

I hope that I'm not out of line for speaking for Jennie, but we just received word from her daughter that Jennie has passed away this evening.

Apparently, there were many brain mets and this led to complications and her subsequent passing.

I've know Jenny for several years now...she's one of my dearest friends. A couple of years ago, she and I went to see Eric38 in the last week of his life and we shared that moment together with him - members of the Class of 2009.

And now, another one of my friends has been taken from me - from us - from her family. And she was a bright light - she was my crazy Jenny.

One of my favorite memories was CP9 in Fort Worth - we had margaritas on the patio at a place called The Cabo...just laughing and living life together.

She always saw me when she came to town - we were supposed to see each other this 25th when she got here for the Cowboy game.

I'm sad I've lost my friend...I'm sad for all of us who knew are. I was just fortunate to spend face time with her and we talked on the phone...I could usually get her to laugh and I used to like to hear her laugh - I can hear her now when I close my eyes.

We've all been worried about her - I think we all knew something was wrong - you know, Jennie...when something was amiss, she'd shout it from the rooftops and you could be certain we'd know about it:)

LOL! (Jennie would want me to make her laugh and remember her fun side) - :-)

I miss you, Jennie...I got too close again - but the memories of you I will hold for a lifetime - and I wouldn't have traded one second of time I spent with you and your daughters and brother for anything - they were special times I will forever treasure.

P.S. Please tell Eric and My Chicky howdy and you guys keep a light on for me!

Forever your friend,


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Oh Jennie,
You will be so missed here. Your brightness and spirit of hope was something we gained strength and joy from. Rest in peace friend. Thank you for the love you gave.

My prayers to Jennie's family. I am so sorry for your loss.


Craig - Thank you for sharing this very hard news. You are a true friend.

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I joined here last year, and Jennie was part of the foundation that made up this group. To think of her gone is very difficult.............
God bless Jenny
God bless us all

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I will miss you forever. You were so kind to me with your numerous pm's. I am forever grateful for the help and hand in friendship you gave me. I only wish I had met you in person. Our board is now forever changed without your presence.

Forever grateful - Tina

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Rest in peace Jennie. I will keep her family and dear friends in my thoughts and prayers. Tis is so hard to read about someone who was so loved and who touched so many lives...may she finally be able to rest and have some peace.


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First thing I did when I got home last night was check my email and found out then that Jennie had passed. After reading the condolences posts, and weeping for the first time since the day I was dx'd, I went outside. There was one star shining in the sky. The astronomers call it Antares, but I knew in my heart that it was our dear Jennie smiling down at us all. I raised my beer and said "this one's for you Jennie!"

Like so many others here, she touched my life with her warmness and sense of humor. I just hope that God is wearing Depends, because Jennie is gonna get him laughing so hard he'll pee his pants!

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I am so truly shocked and sadened by the news. Jennie was such an awesome person that I was just starting to get to know. It is getting harder for my to come on this site with all of the tragedy. I hate cancer. It is so cruel and unfair. We have lost a truly beautiful person.

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Dear Jennie, you were a friend to all.Just look at all of these posts girlfriend!!That really says something about you. Rest peacefully dear girlfriend. We love you Jennie!

My deepest condolences to the family. Jennie was a true gem to us all.


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Oh, dear Jennie, how we will miss your smile, sense of humor, kindness and strength of spirit. It's hard to believe that you are gone, but you will remain forever in our hearts.

With much sadness, I wish you an eternal peaceful sleep.


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I've been away this weekend, and I just got this news. It's so very sad...Jennie was always so sunny and sweet and wonderful.

Please give my love to her family.


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Omg I had to look back at old threads to see who Jennie was! I'm also in shock she seemed like such a sweet woman! Very sad to hear this news! This disease really sucks!

Cathleen Mary
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So very sad. Jennie was such a source of strength and wisdom on this board. I can only imagine she was that and much more for her family.. An incredible woman has graced our lives and from all the posts above, we are all the better for it. Thank you, Jennie. Condolences to her family.

Cathleen Mary

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tina dasilva
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i'm so sad to hear this news of jennie passing i can't stop crying R.I.P Jennie watch over us i will miss you forever

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Thank you Craig for your post.
I will miss Jennie and her bright and positive outlook on life. She was always there for me and Mom. I'm glad she is not in pain anymore. My prayers are for her family and everyone here. Love you Jennie.
Linda and Mom

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Thanks, Craig. I just sent an email out to the one's who will be attending CP10 in Buffalo, NY. Scouty replied to let me know that Jennie passed away. I am shocked and have no words. RIP Jennie. I am so glad we met in Chicago.


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This is so sad! She was such a bright light in this battle and would always make me smile with her posts. My heart goes out to her and her family and friends. I would have loved to meet her in person!

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Her posts were always warm and supportive.

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I still keep a check on everyone. I had the honor of talking to Jennie once on the phone regarding Vanderbilt since my late husband was going there. She was so warm and caring. It is a great shock and a huge sadness that another one of our friends have lost the battle. Praying for her family and for someone to find a cure for this monster.


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I still keep a check on everyone. I had the honor of talking to Jennie once on the phone regarding Vanderbilt since my late husband was going there. She was so warm and caring. It is a great shock and a huge sadness that another one of our friends have lost the battle. Praying for her family and for someone to find a cure for this monster.


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Nana b
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Dang it! So sad! I will miss you Jennie Girl!

I hate cancer!

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I just read about Jennie and feel so sad because she was so special. I will really miss her and her ease she dealt with terrible cancer. I know she was hurting more than she let everyone know. Rest in peace we all miss you and will see you again someday. Jeff

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I am so sorry to hear this news. So sad. Thank you Craig for letting us know. My condolences to her family and loved ones.


So Worried
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I am so sorry for the loss of Jennie. Although I am brand new here and I did not know her, I am deeply saddened :( I have come to HATE cancer in the last 7 weeks since I found out about my husband's diagnoses, more and more as the days go by.
I am so sorry for all of you that knew and loved Jennie. God bless her, her family and all of her friends. Rest in peace, the angel that I know you are, Jennie.
How very, very sad:(
Seriously, why does this have to happen??? Why? With all of the billions and billions and billions of dollars they have collected in donations over the past few years...why are they not coming up with something other than this poisonous chemotherapy????? I'm sorry, just bitter.

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and terribly shocked by this news - I took a break from reading this weekeend and this is the first thing that caught my eye today.

I F-ing hate this disease ... I don't get it. She was NED just a few months ago.

My thoughts and prayers are with her and hers during this most difficult time.

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Jennie will be missed on this board. Prayers for her family. I will always remember her sense of humor and positive fighting spirit.

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so sorry for the family i was really looking forward to finally meeting someone from this site face to face.jennie and i had spoke on here once about meeting in nashville.your right craig about getting to close. i just think i wont let my guard down and when the time comes i will just be proud to meet all of you in Heaven one day...Godbless....johnnybegood

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I am so saddened to hear that Jennie has gone. thank you, Craig, for a beautiful tribute. Jennie is such a source of Light and Strength.
My deepest condolences to her family.
In the Light,


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