Friday, July 06, 2018

Heavy heart

It is with great sadness that I am here writing about the resurgence of cancer for a young Jenna Reynolds, who was a seventh grader at Willmar public schools this past year. She has been battling cancer for over two years now. In March 2016, she had a brain tumor removed at the Mayo Clinic. It appeared she was "just fine" lately until just a week ago when they brought her to Mayo on July 2 and discovered a 'significant' tumor growth. This tumor growth is too aggressive in its nature to operate on or hit with chemotherapy.

She is now at home on hospice care.

Jenna, just 13 years old, is a niece to Dawn Fostervold, who graduated from B-B-E in 1997.

You can read a little about Jenna and what the Willmar Cardinals girls' basketball teams did for her as a fundraiser, West Central Tribune article on March 5, 2016:

Here's a story from February 2017:

Dawn is my sister.

According to the Center for Disease Control, each year in the U.S.there are an estimated 15,780 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer remains the most common cause of death by disease for children in America.

This is all very, very hard to process. This is all absolutely wrong.

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