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The family and friends of Jen Martin are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against cancer. Please show your support!

My sister-in-law, Jennifer Martin, is a devoted mother, wife, sister, and friend. She and her husband, Josh Martin, married only a year ago—full of hope for a long life together, despite the circumstances. Jen has four children and two stepchildren—Seth (15), Anna (12), Aden (10), Chris (9), Jamie (5), and Ryan (7 months)—who are the center of her world!!

Jen was diagnosed with Hepatocellular Carcinoma cancer in 2010. Since then, she has undergone countless tests and procedures, including chemotherapy. Unfortunately, Jen's oncologists just "upstaged" her from an earlier stage, Fibrosis, to full Carcinoma. The great news for Jen is that the newest treatment they want her to begin seems to have good results—if they can get her started on it right away. Unfortunately, Jen's cancer went undiagnosed for as long as 10+ years, so the likelihood of this cancer to spread without treatment is extremely high. At this point, due to loss of insurance and income, she has been given 6-9 months to live without treatment. Despite the stresses I face every day, I can envision a future with my husband and children…Jen is petrified to think of what her future holds for her family. Please help me to help her kick this cancer's A$$.

We don't know what the total expenses will be—but we felt we had to get something started to alleviate the stress on Josh and Jen so that they can focus all of their energy and strength on winning this battle! They lost their insurance a few months ago and have since depleted any savings they had. Jen struggles daily with symptoms such as extreme fatigue, nausea, and pain as well as momentary loss of consciousness, to list a few. Josh and the kids struggle daily to care for the woman they love so much, cherishing every moment they have with her. There are no words to describe the helplessness and fear we all face every day.

The money donated will be used to pay for medical expenses as well as help with daily living expenses so they can focus all their attention on her treatment. Jen worked in Human Resources until a couple of months ago when her illness and ongoing treatments caused her to have to stop working. Josh has become a stay-at-home father since Jen began growing sicker over the past year; he spends his days caring for Jen and the children and researching the best treatments available for his ailing wife. Losing their only sources of income as well as their insurance has made things even more difficult in this battle.

This family needs all your support and prayers to help them stay strong through this trial. Please keep Jen, Josh, Seth, Anna, Aden, Chris, Jamie, and Ryan in your prayers at this time!

If you would prefer to mail a check directly to Jen and Josh so that they may use it for immediate expenses, you may contact me at the address below for their contact information. If you have any questions regarding donations or would like to speak to a family representative, please feel free to call:

Laura Roberts (Jen's sister-in-law) 469-261-4458
e-mail: streborlam@gmail.com

OR

Richard Martin (Jen's father-in-law) 469-728-1677
e-mail: nitramrhsr@aol.com

Thank You and May God Bless You Richly!
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