Survivor Stories / Tributes

Jessica Marcellino

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Jessica Lynn Marcellino.. May 12th 1985- Aug 16th 2009

Jessica was a daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend. She was young, vibrant college student who loved God and life. She was a rare gem that always put family and friends above herself. She was someone her friends could always count on the listen to their woes or help when asked. Jessica had a heart of gold. She was always willing to volunteer in one way or another and help her community whether it was the local Humane Society or Habitat for Humanity she always gave.

Through these past 5 months Jessica never lost her determination to fight this monster cancer that grew fast and furious inside her even when the Dr’s kept telling her the out look was very grim and the chances for survival were maybe…25%.

She insisted on chemo and anything else that was available to help her fight. We did research, called every cancer clinic through out the US and even some outside of the US but the answers were always the same “there are no clinical trials or chemos we have that help with that type of cancer because of it’s rarity.

Even with that she never gave up. Over the past 5 months with chemo, frequent ER visits and hospital stays she held strong and always spoke of her future and what she wanted. She had plan to complete her schooling in the medical field so she could help others.In her journals she wrote of the things she planned on doing to make life better, not just for herself but for others. She wanted to open a rescue or low cost but high quality animal clinic so people could continue to keep their pets but still get good care.

Jessica also wanted to go and speak out for Ovarian Cancer, help raise awareness and funds for the cause because there is so little known about it and its symptoms and these are frequently over looked. What we didn’t realize was how little time there was after finding out what she had.

The out look she used was “when” not “if” I make it.

Jessica touched so any people in so many ways with her gentle spirit and even though she is now with her Lord she is still touching people in many ways. Life is precious and fragile and she didnt waste a moment to give her love freely.

Last updated on: 10/01/2009


Comments:

My heart breaks for you. I thought it was not possible for it to break any more after the loss of my mother after a 3 yr battle with Ovarian cancer. However, the story of your daughter brings me tears. She sounds like a wonderful young woman.Lots of love Merrilee Agana

Merrilee Agana – 09/14/2009

My heart breaks for you. I thought it was not possible for it to break any more after the loss of my mother after a 3 yr battle with Ovarian cancer. However, the story of your daughter brings me tears. She sounds like a wonderful young woman.Lots of love Merrilee Agana

Merrilee Agana – 09/14/2009

i am so sorry to read this. my daughter is 21 and we will soon find out if she has ovarian ca. please pray for us. i will pray that you will be comforted by the Lord.

eileen teets – 09/23/2009

I will forever love and miss my Jessica she is still a huge part of my heart and mind..I miss her so much

Jennifer Wilcox – 03/09/2010

She sounds like an angel.

Duanette Raven – 03/10/2010

I am so sorry for your horrific loss, your daughter died only a few days after my sister and I can’t even imagine your pain. She was so young and beautiful.

Sarah Weighknecht – 03/16/2011

Hey, good to find seomone who agrees with me. GMTA.

Barbi Barbi – 07/14/2011

Full of saielnt points. Don’t stop believing or writing!

Linx Linx – 08/23/2011

Im so sorry for your loss My best friend was a year older that your daughter when she lost her battle to ovarian cancer after 9 months… I will keep you in my prayers, your daughter sounds like a gift from god just like my best friend samantha…

Andrea Martin – 10/10/2011

well does she like cow boy boots get something that itrenests her if it does then get it,like if she like horses, you could get her those there cow boy boots for her to use while horse back riding i guessthats what im assumingif she doesnt evan wear it and not interesing in it then dont get it get somethig she likes or into

Jay Jay – 03/29/2012