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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!


Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Day 1".

Tori was admitted and checked into her room around 3:30.  The next four hours were spent meeting several nurses, doctors, dietician, social worker and even ... Read more

Sue Valentine signed Tori's Guestbook.

You (and the rest of the family) will be on my mind and in my prayers more than ever this week, Tor Tor. Remember, God will carry you through this! I love you. Hugs and ... Read more

Cari Jennings added a new photo.

kathy weimer signed Tori's Guestbook.

Hi Tori, Just want to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you begin this new treatment and your journey towards remission and wellness. As you know, ... Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Columbus here we come!".

We just received a phone call from Columbus a couple of hours ago letting us know that a bed has opened and we need to be in Columbus tomorrow!  Great news but I haven't ... Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Thank You!".

Wow, a big thank you from the Jennings Family for everyone who came out to Tori's benefit on Thursday, made a donation or helped in any way.  We were overwhelmed by your ... Read more

michelle altenburger signed Tori's Guestbook.

Tori I continue to pray for you...strength, healing and patience. Big hug! Read more

Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad< www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal signed Tori's Guestbook.

I have journeyed. Through the long, dark night.  Out on the open seaBy faith alone,  Sight unknown And yet His eyes were watching meThe anchor holds.  Though the ship ... Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "A Slight Delay".

Just a quick update on timing of the transplant.  We received a call on Friday from Nurse Jeff, our BMT Coordinator.  He said that Tori will not be admitted this Friday ... Read more

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