Jenn’s Story

Site created on December 31, 2020

Welcome to our CaringBridge website to keep friends and family up to date on Jenn's breast cancer journey. Her four rock-star sisters are keeping this page updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. 

On December 4th, 2020 Jenn went in for a routine checkup and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout the month of December we learned much about breast cancer, the numerous types, and various treatments. After a myriad of tests were conducted Jenn was diagnosed with (HER2+) breast cancer. Although a very aggressive breast cancer, it has high favorability of responding to treatment and cure. On December 23 Jenn and Jeremy learned the plan of attack: six rounds of chemo through April, followed by surgery (spring), and ending with radiation (summer). Jenn started chemo on January 5.


The Galvin family has faith, hope and a village of love and support to get them through this journey. Please keep Jenn and the Galvin family in your prayers.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Kaitlin Tweedy

Jenn has a phenomenal team of doctors and professionals treating her at the Bliss Cancer Center in Ames, Iowa. Chemo treatment includes blood work, meeting with her oncologist and a 
chemo cocktail infusion that lasts approximately five hours. Jenn had no significant reaction to the first treatment. Other than fatigue, heartburn and a sensitive tummy – she is able to fully engage with her family, work and fulfill some of her much loved volunteer work.


A note from Ben that he wrote in school expresses just how much gratitude we have for Jenn’s team:

Dear My Mom’s Doctors:

Thank you for helping my Mom. It really means a lot to me. I just don’t know how to thank you.

I hope you are doing good. And I hope your family is doing good.




Note from the Galvin Family - We so appreciate the prayers, positive wishes, food, recommended recipes, care packages and check-in e-mails/text messages. They have been wonderful!

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