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  1. Kenneth Zierler
    Kenneth Zierler April 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm | | Reply

    Jen….good idea. I hope it does well. I really admire you.

    Ken

  2. Sue Glader
    Sue Glader April 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm | | Reply

    Jen – I know this is no easy task … from having to walk the walk in order to NEED a place such as this, and then find the time and mojo to create something. So brava!!

    In talking with psychologists around the issue of parenting with cancer, they often tell me that the conversations even of this ISSUE need to happen with the cancer healthcare community. We’ve spent a lot of time as a culture dealing with the patient (makes sense …), and in doing things to “find a cure” (also a great idea), but as you know, a cancer diagnosis doesn’t just happen to the patient. And when that patient is a parent, whoa nelly. My first gut check reaction after my own diagnosis (right after, “I don’t want to die!” was, “Oh Lord, I don’t want to leave my son without a mother.” That immediate laser-like focus on my son is totally natural. We parents do that. We want to protect our kids.

    So giving other parents the HOW is a beautiful thing.

  3. sue b
    sue b April 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm | | Reply

    Jen,
    You are an inspiration. You have realized your true calling and unselfishly have chosen to share it with others. Best of luck!

  4. bill
    bill April 28, 2011 at 12:24 am | | Reply

    Jen,

    You just made all 230lbs 6ft 3in of me cry………..lol….I lost my mother my father my sister and my sister in law to cancer. THIS SITE WILL BE A WELCOME COMFORT AND REALITY TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have the gift of putting words together in such a way that are amazing!!!!!!!! This site is going to be such a success! <3

    Bill

    PS see ya at the Jersey Shore soon!

  5. Arden Greenspan-Goldberg
    Arden Greenspan-Goldberg April 28, 2011 at 2:36 am | | Reply

    Jen dear,
    It’s about time that there is a place and space for Moms struggling with cancer can reach out in the middle of the night and be understood, heard, emotionally supported and loved. It seems to me that everyday another woman succumbs to some form of cancer. Whether is breast, colon, cervical, ovarian, liver or non- hodgkins lymphoma to name a few.
    Yes we want to remain healthy for ourselves and our family especially our children. Your commitment to instill hope and make a difference for those parents and children struggling to live their lives with zest and positivity after going through rigorous treatment and screeing preventative tests is a testament to your leadership and strength. It’s an absolute delight to have you as a friend and role model.
    All the best with the “birthing ” of your new baby.
    Lots of love,
    Arden

  6. Pam H
    Pam H April 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm | | Reply

    THANK YOU!!! Deeply, sincerely, thank you!

  7. jet lacoss
    jet lacoss May 2, 2011 at 12:58 am | | Reply

    Jen,
    You are one amazing and very brave woman. A book such as yours will be a welcomed help to many men and women that are going through your recently travelled path. This Jersey Girl is so proud of a fellow Jerseyite.
    My best to you and your family.
    Jet

  8. Paula Prentis
    Paula Prentis May 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm | | Reply

    You nailed it again Jen! Thank you for all of your inspiration. Now that I know of this amazing resource, I know where to send all my clients and friends who ask for referrals to this exact need. Thank you my dear! You are just perfect.

  9. Ann
    Ann May 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm | | Reply

    Dear Jen,
    I’m so amazed and proud of you at the same time….that you are thinking of others while still trying to juggle that big “dark thing in the corner”. My husband and I just returned from a fund raiser this past weekend for a very young widow with three small children who lost her husband suddenly to a rare form of cancer in August. The grace with how she’s holding up and dealing with the loss of her husband and needing to parent for two when she needs to grieve is more than humbling. Your site is a welcome bright spot. Thank you!

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