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We are so blessed.Welcome to Tori's journey. It all began around March 10, 2013. Tori started in with a bad cough, congestion and feeling very tired. We went to the doctors and he said she had some sinus issues and put her an on antibiotic. She felt a little better on some days, but then got worse. Her days were full of wanting to do nothing but lay around, her cough got worse and her chest began to hurt. She lost her appetite and began losing some weight. She kept the positive attitude, continued to work and manage her school load, but struggled. We took her back to the doctors, who put her on a stronger antibiotic and told us to get a chest X-Ray if it wasn't better by Monday.Her chest got better at first, but then got bad again. She began having shortness of breath, lost a few more pounds, her back began to hurt (we assumed it was from coughing so much), she was still very tired. Some days she felt pretty good and other days it was difficult to breathe. She began experiencing extreme night sweats and some numbness and discoloration in her left arm when she was actively using it.We had a chest X-ray done which showed some fluid in her left lung. So back to the doctors we went. The doctor noticed a large swelling around the left side of her neck, almost looking like a football players neck. The doctor then told us that the chest X-ray also showed a large thickening down the middle of the chest. He said that these were all sign of lymphoma - which is a form of blood cancer...and thus it all began!

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Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Day 91".

Just wanted to let you know that Tori started her clinical trial on Friday.  She is taking her maintenance chemo (just a pill a day) and so far she has not ... Read more

Robert Murphy signed Tori's Guestbook.

.Our prayer for you, your family, and HomeGrant them peace, most precious gift of all Keep the worried world far away and small When they return, may quiet fill their ... Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Clinical Trial".

Just a quick update today!  Tori had an appointment in Columbus today to take the next step with the clinical trial.  I had a commitment at work and couldn't make it so ... Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Day 79".

Day 79 and going strong!  Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but fortunately, there hasn't been too much to post about.  Tori continues to do great!  She ... Read more

Cari Jennings added a new photo.

Cari Jennings added a new photo.

Robert Murphy signed Tori's Guestbook.

Just a note of encouragement to take to heart the knowledge that God's love for you is never ending and His purpose for you is bigger than any problems we could ever ... Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Day 57".

Tori is doing really good!  She continues with her yoga which has progressed into some aerobics and is getting her strength back and feeling good :). She has been ... Read more

Cari Jennings added a new photo.

Cari Jennings added a new photo.

Don & Karen McConnaughy signed Tori's Guestbook.

We are so happy for you!  God is good and has answered many prayers!We will continue to pray for lasting health for you. Read more

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