Life really changed on June 19, 2016, and there's so much more to come. Jen was admitted to the Northwestern ER and had emergency surgery two days later to remove a 10+ cm cyst on her ovary. The cyst was malignant, diagnosed as Burkitt Lymphoma. Burkitt is an extremely rare form of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and recognized as the fastest growing human tumor. The aggressive nature of this disease must be attacked aggressively in return, and Jen immediately began inpatient chemotherapy less than a week after the diagnosis.
If you would like to donate to Jen's expenses, please visit the link on this page that takes you to her GoFundMe account http://www.gofundme.com/jenlauria.
Donations made on this site are for the Caringbridge organization, NOT for Jen's medical expenses.
Please check Jen's journal as she'll be updating her progress on a regular basis.
Thank you for visiting our site, and thank you for your continued love and support!
- Jen, Antonio and the Longawa family