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Robert Kness
Robert Kness
I want everyone to read the Jill Costello story, and her blog.  I am a Genentech Employee who works on the frontline for manufacturing Avastin.  Jill is one of many reasons for me to continue my work with Genentech.  I have seen many people, some beat cancer while others do not.  We need to come together and act swiftly..Avastin like other cancer drugs do work, they are there when we need them, and entities like the FDA although good for patients are hampering companies such as Genentech to make this drug more affordable, and accessible to everyone. 
My wife and I will walk for Jill on 09/12 proudly.....
Kathleen Guiney
Kathleen Guiney
Looks like incredible support for the Sept.  Jog for Jill.  I am sorry I will not be there in person but I am going to SD to see my Aunt for her 98th birthday celebration.  She is still sharp as whip and walking every day.  Maybe she and I can walk together and join the group in spirit

Hard to believe two months have gone by since Jill’s death.  I know you must miss her terribly.  My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.

Best Regards,

Kathleen Guiney
Lisa Salvucci
Lisa Salvucci
When I loss my mom to undiferentiaed large cell carcinoma ( a potntial lung cancer..my mom was also a non smoker) four and a half years ago I had a friend send me a handmade card with a picture of a heart with a bandaid over it.. it simply read I hope your heart feels better soon. I felt like it was the perfect words for what I was going through. Getting to know Jill through the Bonnie J. Addario foundation has been inspiring. I am so sorry for your loss and hope your heart feels better soon.

With Love
Lisa
Nancy McCarthy
Nancy McCarthy
Jill....well we just got back from 2 weeks at the pines.  We missed you terribly, but when the earth shook the other morning we all knew it was you telling us you were there.  A good friend once told me that when ever you are thinking of someone you love that is no longer with you and you see a feather on the ground well that is the person letting you know that they are there.  Well every time I walked by your Mom and Dads cabin there would always be lots of feathers, so I knew you surrounding Mom and Dad with your love.

We are all gearing up for the big walk, and I know you will be there pushing us all a little harder.

Not a day goes by that you aren't in all of our thoughts..Love and miss you every day.

Nancy McCarthy and family 
Elizabeth Button
Elizabeth Button
Hi Jilly!!  Its one month until J4J and I've been training hard!  I know I'm gonna be ready for this race and make you proud.  I've been rallying the teams too and WP Ppls are still top team.  You also have over 40 team Jills already, AMAZING.  This is our Pines time right now and I've been seeing you everywhere.  A tree fell last week in the am and woke our whole side of the camp up, I know it was u saying hi!  
Also I just thought I'd post the eulogy I wrote for you... still can't believe it, but here goes...

Being older, I've always had a natural inclination to protect Jill.  throughout our lives I have felt urges telling me I needed to step in and support Jill and help make sure she was alright.  However, reflecting on our lives the only times I keep seeing are the times where Jillian has continually stepped in and supported me. 

I always took for granted the fact that we would follow in our mother's footsteps.  But closely studying her this past year I now realize the fine grace and accuracy she demonstrated in navigating every facet of life.  While it pains me greatly to be separated from her, as I know it pains the fighter in Jill to be overcome, I know her wisdom needed to be something more than a simple whisper in the pines.  

I will miss Jilly's humor, her loyalty and trust, and the amazing sense of self she defined in her 22 years here with us.  While I can no longer immediately turn to her for comfort, I am incredibly proud of her determination and strength to show as many people as possible how to live, and I am eternally grateful for her particularly teaching me how to make it through each day after day.  

I know I have been blessed since the day of Jillian's birth in realizing my soul mate in my friend.  Now I realize I am even more blessed to have her by my side as long as I live.  Although I want to tell you to relax now my dear Pill, I know you won't, so I say enjoy my dear and explore all the mysteries that God has waiting for you.  I will see you again one day and when I do I'll expect you to have heaven as figured out as you had earth, so that yet again, you can show me the ropes.  Jilly, I will love you always, your friend Liz.

Ok well I'm off to go run Donner lake (yes I skipped out of wp for a few days since everyone is working) and then I'm heading back up to the screaming trees for the awesome country club dinner!  AP just got up (she finished rd 1 of nursing finals!!) and we will def try and win some pedro for ya (sorry about the moon thing last year by the way- bad move on our parts but I didn't want to focus on lack.) 
Love u, LOVE U, Love u and miss you with all my heart!!!
Always and forever, 
Liz
Sherri Oakley
Sherri Oakley
Dear John and family,

We will be there!  We have already formed our team -- Kappa Parents Against Lung Cancer -- and are looking forward to Jog for Jill on September 12th! 

In case anyone reading this wants to sign up for our team, you can do so by clicking on this link:

 http://sanfrancisco.kintera.org/faf/home/waiver.asp?ievent=426922&lis=0&kntae426922=54BABFF2AEC049C59582AD1599100900

It is going to be an inspirational and FUN event, and we are looking forward to it! We need to get the word out there -- Just Like Jill!

Sherri Oakley
Team Captain 
Megan Williams
Megan Williams
Its 4a can't sleep and needed a little inspiration. Just read your beautiful tributes and wished I could have been there to celebrate this amazing woman's life. I had never met Jill yet she has touched my life in many ways. Remembering distinctly the last conversation with Mary at work before Jill was diagnosed. Mary you were glowing, telling me about a few of Jill's accomplishments with school and crew. You were talking about having your nails done that weeked and doing girly things mom and daughters do, you were so happy. This must have been the last few days before Jill was diagnosed because the next thing Jill was in the ER having blood work and etc. Then the sad news hit the 5th floor. The tone on the floor had changed there was a dark cloud and many of us started praying for your families. I followed Jills blog and articles. She was so inspiring I still go back and read her entries and watch videos. I wanted to let you know I'm so sorry Jill is not here with us-in person. I hope you, Kathy and families can one day find some comfort in knowing you raised an amazing daughter, one that seemed too good for this earth! She is now an angel above leaving us with her legacy of courage, perserverence, and love. My daughter and I will be doing the Jill run in Sept. God Bless, Megan W.
Kathleen Guiney
Kathleen Guiney
I realize a month has almost gone by since Jill's death.  I think ofyour family often and I am so thankful that Mary has such a special, wonderful friend.  What a gift!  We will continue to pray for you expecially on the first month aniversary of her death.

Kathleen Guiney (Mary Jeghers mom) 
velasco betty
velasco betty
I am a Cal grad and current Genentech employee.  When I read her story on our company's website, I was moved and inspired by her courage and faith.  I made it a point to follow up with her updates.  I am truly sad to hear that she has passed and I am sending my deepest condolences to Jill's family and friends.  A beautiful soul has entered the gates of heaven and is watching over all she loves.  You (and we) were all blessed by her presence.
Mary Michelucci
Mary Michelucci
It took me a while to get it together to write to you all as I thought it to be an overwhelming time for the Costello/Morello/Weinkauf family.

I was so touched by your mom's and auntie's entries. Jill must have been every bit as a warrior as Mary and Kathy, perhaps stronger than was thought possible. 

As different as your mom's and auntie's writing styles are, I can not deny that I feel as I know you.

So many acheivements you packed into you 22 years, all shared, supported and celebrated  by a loving family. I am sure the love they have for you and you have for them will sustain and support their lives as time goes on.

You have tought me that all the little stuff I worry and fuss about is just that: little stuff.

Sometimes I feel ill at ease with myself as I, too, am a warrior woman.  I will get rid of that limitation and honor my warrior spirit. You never know when you may need to pull that sword out of the hat. Nobody knows that better than you.

Thank you for your beautiful journal and all the stories of your lives contained within it.

I honor your life and your strength. You are forever treasured.

Mary Michelucci RN
Jodell Scott
Jodell Scott
WOW!

In JULY you have exceeded your fundraising goal of $25000 for your walk in September!

http://sanfrancisco.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=426922&lis=1&kntae426922=BE5DB9119BDD401CB78D9B9B170E6031&team=3785711

Such evidence of love and support for you and a unified determination to BEAT LUNG CANCER!

We will work to achieve that goal.  Your beautiful life continues to make a difference!

We continue to pray for your beautiful family each and every day.
Deborah Tindall
Deborah Tindall
I befriended Jill on facebook 1 week  before she passed way. I read her story on the Where's the funding site. I thought what a brave and wonderful person she was and how she was touching so many lives in such a short time. I emailed her and told her what a brave person she was. I also told her about how I lost my baby sister to lung cancer last August.  She was only 49. My sister's diagnosis was a shock but not surprising  to us as she was a 4 pack a day smoker. Jill's story goes to prove that lung cancer is not always caused by smoking. I believe more and more people are starting to realize that. Unfornately, to many young and old have already been taken away from their loved ones due to this horrible disease. Jill's young life was taken way to soon. I believe some where in the near future we will find a cure. Please find comfort in knowing that Jill made a huge impact on my life, and I never even spoke to her. She spoke to me through her words and her bravery. God bless you all.
Deborah Tindall
Kimberly Rosaia
Kimberly Rosaia
Hi Mary and Jim,
We want you all to know what a beautiful girl your Jill was.  A day hasn't gone by that I don't think of Jill. I smile when I think of her beautiful smile and her words to live by.  I shared Jill's story with my closest friends and family and she was and is an inspiration to all of us.  I want you and your family to know that we pray for all of you daily and will continue praying for Jill in my nightly prayers.  Her words have affected not only me, but everyone I've shared them with.  I have her picture and words to live by on my night stand.
   
God Bless all of you,  

Kim Rosaia and Family
J.P Pipkin
J.P Pipkin
It was my hope that I would celebrate my recent lung cancer remission with Jill and had hope she to would be sitting where I sit today with hope to the future. However that is not to be and the passing of Jill makes me sad.  I wish her a truly joyous journey to heaven and may the angels welcome her.  We will miss such a wonderful young lady who inspired many of us.

She has left us with the fact that anyone can be a victim of lung cancer as well as other cancers.  There are few options as Jill's early departure has proved. It is my hope that we all remember this courageous young lady and support "Lung Cancer" research and cures throughout the U.S.A.  We need more research in order to achieve more cures.  

God Bless Jill's family and her circle of friends.
 
Robert Kness
Robert Kness
I want everyone to read the Jill Costello story, and her blog.  I am a Genentech Employee who works on the frontline for manufacturing Avastin.  Jill is one of many reasons for me to continue my work with Genentech.  I have seen many people, some beat cancer while others do not.  We need to come together and act swiftly..Avastin like other cancer drugs do work, they are there when we need them, and entities like the FDA although good for patients are hampering companies such as Genentech to make this drug more affordable, and accessible to everyone. 
My wife and I will walk for Jill on 09/12 proudly.....
Kathleen Guiney
Kathleen Guiney
Looks like incredible support for the Sept.  Jog for Jill.  I am sorry I will not be there in person but I am going to SD to see my Aunt for her 98th birthday celebration.  She is still sharp as whip and walking every day.  Maybe she and I can walk together and join the group in spirit

Hard to believe two months have gone by since Jill’s death.  I know you must miss her terribly.  My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.

Best Regards,

Kathleen Guiney
Nancy McCarthy
Nancy McCarthy
Jill....well we just got back from 2 weeks at the pines.  We missed you terribly, but when the earth shook the other morning we all knew it was you telling us you were there.  A good friend once told me that when ever you are thinking of someone you love that is no longer with you and you see a feather on the ground well that is the person letting you know that they are there.  Well every time I walked by your Mom and Dads cabin there would always be lots of feathers, so I knew you surrounding Mom and Dad with your love.

We are all gearing up for the big walk, and I know you will be there pushing us all a little harder.

Not a day goes by that you aren't in all of our thoughts..Love and miss you every day.

Nancy McCarthy and family 
velasco betty
velasco betty
I am a Cal grad and current Genentech employee.  When I read her story on our company's website, I was moved and inspired by her courage and faith.  I made it a point to follow up with her updates.  I am truly sad to hear that she has passed and I am sending my deepest condolences to Jill's family and friends.  A beautiful soul has entered the gates of heaven and is watching over all she loves.  You (and we) were all blessed by her presence.
Jodell Scott
Jodell Scott
WOW!

In JULY you have exceeded your fundraising goal of $25000 for your walk in September!

http://sanfrancisco.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=426922&lis=1&kntae426922=BE5DB9119BDD401CB78D9B9B170E6031&team=3785711

Such evidence of love and support for you and a unified determination to BEAT LUNG CANCER!

We will work to achieve that goal.  Your beautiful life continues to make a difference!

We continue to pray for your beautiful family each and every day.
Kimberly Rosaia
Kimberly Rosaia
Hi Mary and Jim,
We want you all to know what a beautiful girl your Jill was.  A day hasn't gone by that I don't think of Jill. I smile when I think of her beautiful smile and her words to live by.  I shared Jill's story with my closest friends and family and she was and is an inspiration to all of us.  I want you and your family to know that we pray for all of you daily and will continue praying for Jill in my nightly prayers.  Her words have affected not only me, but everyone I've shared them with.  I have her picture and words to live by on my night stand.
   
God Bless all of you,  

Kim Rosaia and Family
Lisa Salvucci
Lisa Salvucci
When I loss my mom to undiferentiaed large cell carcinoma ( a potntial lung cancer..my mom was also a non smoker) four and a half years ago I had a friend send me a handmade card with a picture of a heart with a bandaid over it.. it simply read I hope your heart feels better soon. I felt like it was the perfect words for what I was going through. Getting to know Jill through the Bonnie J. Addario foundation has been inspiring. I am so sorry for your loss and hope your heart feels better soon.

With Love
Lisa
Elizabeth Button
Elizabeth Button
Hi Jilly!!  Its one month until J4J and I've been training hard!  I know I'm gonna be ready for this race and make you proud.  I've been rallying the teams too and WP Ppls are still top team.  You also have over 40 team Jills already, AMAZING.  This is our Pines time right now and I've been seeing you everywhere.  A tree fell last week in the am and woke our whole side of the camp up, I know it was u saying hi!  
Also I just thought I'd post the eulogy I wrote for you... still can't believe it, but here goes...

Being older, I've always had a natural inclination to protect Jill.  throughout our lives I have felt urges telling me I needed to step in and support Jill and help make sure she was alright.  However, reflecting on our lives the only times I keep seeing are the times where Jillian has continually stepped in and supported me. 

I always took for granted the fact that we would follow in our mother's footsteps.  But closely studying her this past year I now realize the fine grace and accuracy she demonstrated in navigating every facet of life.  While it pains me greatly to be separated from her, as I know it pains the fighter in Jill to be overcome, I know her wisdom needed to be something more than a simple whisper in the pines.  

I will miss Jilly's humor, her loyalty and trust, and the amazing sense of self she defined in her 22 years here with us.  While I can no longer immediately turn to her for comfort, I am incredibly proud of her determination and strength to show as many people as possible how to live, and I am eternally grateful for her particularly teaching me how to make it through each day after day.  

I know I have been blessed since the day of Jillian's birth in realizing my soul mate in my friend.  Now I realize I am even more blessed to have her by my side as long as I live.  Although I want to tell you to relax now my dear Pill, I know you won't, so I say enjoy my dear and explore all the mysteries that God has waiting for you.  I will see you again one day and when I do I'll expect you to have heaven as figured out as you had earth, so that yet again, you can show me the ropes.  Jilly, I will love you always, your friend Liz.

Ok well I'm off to go run Donner lake (yes I skipped out of wp for a few days since everyone is working) and then I'm heading back up to the screaming trees for the awesome country club dinner!  AP just got up (she finished rd 1 of nursing finals!!) and we will def try and win some pedro for ya (sorry about the moon thing last year by the way- bad move on our parts but I didn't want to focus on lack.) 
Love u, LOVE U, Love u and miss you with all my heart!!!
Always and forever, 
Liz
Sherri Oakley
Sherri Oakley
Dear John and family,

We will be there!  We have already formed our team -- Kappa Parents Against Lung Cancer -- and are looking forward to Jog for Jill on September 12th! 

In case anyone reading this wants to sign up for our team, you can do so by clicking on this link:

 http://sanfrancisco.kintera.org/faf/home/waiver.asp?ievent=426922&lis=0&kntae426922=54BABFF2AEC049C59582AD1599100900

It is going to be an inspirational and FUN event, and we are looking forward to it! We need to get the word out there -- Just Like Jill!

Sherri Oakley
Team Captain 
Megan Williams
Megan Williams
Its 4a can't sleep and needed a little inspiration. Just read your beautiful tributes and wished I could have been there to celebrate this amazing woman's life. I had never met Jill yet she has touched my life in many ways. Remembering distinctly the last conversation with Mary at work before Jill was diagnosed. Mary you were glowing, telling me about a few of Jill's accomplishments with school and crew. You were talking about having your nails done that weeked and doing girly things mom and daughters do, you were so happy. This must have been the last few days before Jill was diagnosed because the next thing Jill was in the ER having blood work and etc. Then the sad news hit the 5th floor. The tone on the floor had changed there was a dark cloud and many of us started praying for your families. I followed Jills blog and articles. She was so inspiring I still go back and read her entries and watch videos. I wanted to let you know I'm so sorry Jill is not here with us-in person. I hope you, Kathy and families can one day find some comfort in knowing you raised an amazing daughter, one that seemed too good for this earth! She is now an angel above leaving us with her legacy of courage, perserverence, and love. My daughter and I will be doing the Jill run in Sept. God Bless, Megan W.
Kathleen Guiney
Kathleen Guiney
I realize a month has almost gone by since Jill's death.  I think ofyour family often and I am so thankful that Mary has such a special, wonderful friend.  What a gift!  We will continue to pray for you expecially on the first month aniversary of her death.

Kathleen Guiney (Mary Jeghers mom) 
Mary Michelucci
Mary Michelucci
It took me a while to get it together to write to you all as I thought it to be an overwhelming time for the Costello/Morello/Weinkauf family.

I was so touched by your mom's and auntie's entries. Jill must have been every bit as a warrior as Mary and Kathy, perhaps stronger than was thought possible. 

As different as your mom's and auntie's writing styles are, I can not deny that I feel as I know you.

So many acheivements you packed into you 22 years, all shared, supported and celebrated  by a loving family. I am sure the love they have for you and you have for them will sustain and support their lives as time goes on.

You have tought me that all the little stuff I worry and fuss about is just that: little stuff.

Sometimes I feel ill at ease with myself as I, too, am a warrior woman.  I will get rid of that limitation and honor my warrior spirit. You never know when you may need to pull that sword out of the hat. Nobody knows that better than you.

Thank you for your beautiful journal and all the stories of your lives contained within it.

I honor your life and your strength. You are forever treasured.

Mary Michelucci RN
Deborah Tindall
Deborah Tindall
I befriended Jill on facebook 1 week  before she passed way. I read her story on the Where's the funding site. I thought what a brave and wonderful person she was and how she was touching so many lives in such a short time. I emailed her and told her what a brave person she was. I also told her about how I lost my baby sister to lung cancer last August.  She was only 49. My sister's diagnosis was a shock but not surprising  to us as she was a 4 pack a day smoker. Jill's story goes to prove that lung cancer is not always caused by smoking. I believe more and more people are starting to realize that. Unfornately, to many young and old have already been taken away from their loved ones due to this horrible disease. Jill's young life was taken way to soon. I believe some where in the near future we will find a cure. Please find comfort in knowing that Jill made a huge impact on my life, and I never even spoke to her. She spoke to me through her words and her bravery. God bless you all.
Deborah Tindall
J.P Pipkin
J.P Pipkin
It was my hope that I would celebrate my recent lung cancer remission with Jill and had hope she to would be sitting where I sit today with hope to the future. However that is not to be and the passing of Jill makes me sad.  I wish her a truly joyous journey to heaven and may the angels welcome her.  We will miss such a wonderful young lady who inspired many of us.

She has left us with the fact that anyone can be a victim of lung cancer as well as other cancers.  There are few options as Jill's early departure has proved. It is my hope that we all remember this courageous young lady and support "Lung Cancer" research and cures throughout the U.S.A.  We need more research in order to achieve more cures.  

God Bless Jill's family and her circle of friends.
 
Robert Kness
Robert Kness
I want everyone to read the Jill Costello story, and her blog.  I am a Genentech Employee who works on the frontline for manufacturing Avastin.  Jill is one of many reasons for me to continue my work with Genentech.  I have seen many people, some beat cancer while others do not.  We need to come together and act swiftly..Avastin like other cancer drugs do work, they are there when we need them, and entities like the FDA although good for patients are hampering companies such as Genentech to make this drug more affordable, and accessible to everyone. 
My wife and I will walk for Jill on 09/12 proudly.....
Lisa Salvucci
Lisa Salvucci
When I loss my mom to undiferentiaed large cell carcinoma ( a potntial lung cancer..my mom was also a non smoker) four and a half years ago I had a friend send me a handmade card with a picture of a heart with a bandaid over it.. it simply read I hope your heart feels better soon. I felt like it was the perfect words for what I was going through. Getting to know Jill through the Bonnie J. Addario foundation has been inspiring. I am so sorry for your loss and hope your heart feels better soon.

With Love
Lisa
Megan Williams
Megan Williams
Its 4a can't sleep and needed a little inspiration. Just read your beautiful tributes and wished I could have been there to celebrate this amazing woman's life. I had never met Jill yet she has touched my life in many ways. Remembering distinctly the last conversation with Mary at work before Jill was diagnosed. Mary you were glowing, telling me about a few of Jill's accomplishments with school and crew. You were talking about having your nails done that weeked and doing girly things mom and daughters do, you were so happy. This must have been the last few days before Jill was diagnosed because the next thing Jill was in the ER having blood work and etc. Then the sad news hit the 5th floor. The tone on the floor had changed there was a dark cloud and many of us started praying for your families. I followed Jills blog and articles. She was so inspiring I still go back and read her entries and watch videos. I wanted to let you know I'm so sorry Jill is not here with us-in person. I hope you, Kathy and families can one day find some comfort in knowing you raised an amazing daughter, one that seemed too good for this earth! She is now an angel above leaving us with her legacy of courage, perserverence, and love. My daughter and I will be doing the Jill run in Sept. God Bless, Megan W.
velasco betty
velasco betty
I am a Cal grad and current Genentech employee.  When I read her story on our company's website, I was moved and inspired by her courage and faith.  I made it a point to follow up with her updates.  I am truly sad to hear that she has passed and I am sending my deepest condolences to Jill's family and friends.  A beautiful soul has entered the gates of heaven and is watching over all she loves.  You (and we) were all blessed by her presence.
Deborah Tindall
Deborah Tindall
I befriended Jill on facebook 1 week  before she passed way. I read her story on the Where's the funding site. I thought what a brave and wonderful person she was and how she was touching so many lives in such a short time. I emailed her and told her what a brave person she was. I also told her about how I lost my baby sister to lung cancer last August.  She was only 49. My sister's diagnosis was a shock but not surprising  to us as she was a 4 pack a day smoker. Jill's story goes to prove that lung cancer is not always caused by smoking. I believe more and more people are starting to realize that. Unfornately, to many young and old have already been taken away from their loved ones due to this horrible disease. Jill's young life was taken way to soon. I believe some where in the near future we will find a cure. Please find comfort in knowing that Jill made a huge impact on my life, and I never even spoke to her. She spoke to me through her words and her bravery. God bless you all.
Deborah Tindall
Nancy McCarthy
Nancy McCarthy
Jill....well we just got back from 2 weeks at the pines.  We missed you terribly, but when the earth shook the other morning we all knew it was you telling us you were there.  A good friend once told me that when ever you are thinking of someone you love that is no longer with you and you see a feather on the ground well that is the person letting you know that they are there.  Well every time I walked by your Mom and Dads cabin there would always be lots of feathers, so I knew you surrounding Mom and Dad with your love.

We are all gearing up for the big walk, and I know you will be there pushing us all a little harder.

Not a day goes by that you aren't in all of our thoughts..Love and miss you every day.

Nancy McCarthy and family 
Sherri Oakley
Sherri Oakley
Dear John and family,

We will be there!  We have already formed our team -- Kappa Parents Against Lung Cancer -- and are looking forward to Jog for Jill on September 12th! 

In case anyone reading this wants to sign up for our team, you can do so by clicking on this link:

 http://sanfrancisco.kintera.org/faf/home/waiver.asp?ievent=426922&lis=0&kntae426922=54BABFF2AEC049C59582AD1599100900

It is going to be an inspirational and FUN event, and we are looking forward to it! We need to get the word out there -- Just Like Jill!

Sherri Oakley
Team Captain 
Mary Michelucci
Mary Michelucci
It took me a while to get it together to write to you all as I thought it to be an overwhelming time for the Costello/Morello/Weinkauf family.

I was so touched by your mom's and auntie's entries. Jill must have been every bit as a warrior as Mary and Kathy, perhaps stronger than was thought possible. 

As different as your mom's and auntie's writing styles are, I can not deny that I feel as I know you.

So many acheivements you packed into you 22 years, all shared, supported and celebrated  by a loving family. I am sure the love they have for you and you have for them will sustain and support their lives as time goes on.

You have tought me that all the little stuff I worry and fuss about is just that: little stuff.

Sometimes I feel ill at ease with myself as I, too, am a warrior woman.  I will get rid of that limitation and honor my warrior spirit. You never know when you may need to pull that sword out of the hat. Nobody knows that better than you.

Thank you for your beautiful journal and all the stories of your lives contained within it.

I honor your life and your strength. You are forever treasured.

Mary Michelucci RN
Kimberly Rosaia
Kimberly Rosaia
Hi Mary and Jim,
We want you all to know what a beautiful girl your Jill was.  A day hasn't gone by that I don't think of Jill. I smile when I think of her beautiful smile and her words to live by.  I shared Jill's story with my closest friends and family and she was and is an inspiration to all of us.  I want you and your family to know that we pray for all of you daily and will continue praying for Jill in my nightly prayers.  Her words have affected not only me, but everyone I've shared them with.  I have her picture and words to live by on my night stand.
   
God Bless all of you,  

Kim Rosaia and Family
Kathleen Guiney
Kathleen Guiney
Looks like incredible support for the Sept.  Jog for Jill.  I am sorry I will not be there in person but I am going to SD to see my Aunt for her 98th birthday celebration.  She is still sharp as whip and walking every day.  Maybe she and I can walk together and join the group in spirit

Hard to believe two months have gone by since Jill’s death.  I know you must miss her terribly.  My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.

Best Regards,

Kathleen Guiney
Elizabeth Button
Elizabeth Button
Hi Jilly!!  Its one month until J4J and I've been training hard!  I know I'm gonna be ready for this race and make you proud.  I've been rallying the teams too and WP Ppls are still top team.  You also have over 40 team Jills already, AMAZING.  This is our Pines time right now and I've been seeing you everywhere.  A tree fell last week in the am and woke our whole side of the camp up, I know it was u saying hi!  
Also I just thought I'd post the eulogy I wrote for you... still can't believe it, but here goes...

Being older, I've always had a natural inclination to protect Jill.  throughout our lives I have felt urges telling me I needed to step in and support Jill and help make sure she was alright.  However, reflecting on our lives the only times I keep seeing are the times where Jillian has continually stepped in and supported me. 

I always took for granted the fact that we would follow in our mother's footsteps.  But closely studying her this past year I now realize the fine grace and accuracy she demonstrated in navigating every facet of life.  While it pains me greatly to be separated from her, as I know it pains the fighter in Jill to be overcome, I know her wisdom needed to be something more than a simple whisper in the pines.  

I will miss Jilly's humor, her loyalty and trust, and the amazing sense of self she defined in her 22 years here with us.  While I can no longer immediately turn to her for comfort, I am incredibly proud of her determination and strength to show as many people as possible how to live, and I am eternally grateful for her particularly teaching me how to make it through each day after day.  

I know I have been blessed since the day of Jillian's birth in realizing my soul mate in my friend.  Now I realize I am even more blessed to have her by my side as long as I live.  Although I want to tell you to relax now my dear Pill, I know you won't, so I say enjoy my dear and explore all the mysteries that God has waiting for you.  I will see you again one day and when I do I'll expect you to have heaven as figured out as you had earth, so that yet again, you can show me the ropes.  Jilly, I will love you always, your friend Liz.

Ok well I'm off to go run Donner lake (yes I skipped out of wp for a few days since everyone is working) and then I'm heading back up to the screaming trees for the awesome country club dinner!  AP just got up (she finished rd 1 of nursing finals!!) and we will def try and win some pedro for ya (sorry about the moon thing last year by the way- bad move on our parts but I didn't want to focus on lack.) 
Love u, LOVE U, Love u and miss you with all my heart!!!
Always and forever, 
Liz
Kathleen Guiney
Kathleen Guiney
I realize a month has almost gone by since Jill's death.  I think ofyour family often and I am so thankful that Mary has such a special, wonderful friend.  What a gift!  We will continue to pray for you expecially on the first month aniversary of her death.

Kathleen Guiney (Mary Jeghers mom) 
Jodell Scott
Jodell Scott
WOW!

In JULY you have exceeded your fundraising goal of $25000 for your walk in September!

http://sanfrancisco.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=426922&lis=1&kntae426922=BE5DB9119BDD401CB78D9B9B170E6031&team=3785711

Such evidence of love and support for you and a unified determination to BEAT LUNG CANCER!

We will work to achieve that goal.  Your beautiful life continues to make a difference!

We continue to pray for your beautiful family each and every day.
J.P Pipkin
J.P Pipkin
It was my hope that I would celebrate my recent lung cancer remission with Jill and had hope she to would be sitting where I sit today with hope to the future. However that is not to be and the passing of Jill makes me sad.  I wish her a truly joyous journey to heaven and may the angels welcome her.  We will miss such a wonderful young lady who inspired many of us.

She has left us with the fact that anyone can be a victim of lung cancer as well as other cancers.  There are few options as Jill's early departure has proved. It is my hope that we all remember this courageous young lady and support "Lung Cancer" research and cures throughout the U.S.A.  We need more research in order to achieve more cures.  

God Bless Jill's family and her circle of friends.