Jeanne – Westerly, RI

July 2018

Adventurous and warm, Jeanne has faced cancer with a smile on her face. Her focus on positivity is inspiring to all! 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that has nothing to do with cancer.

I’m an outgoing, adventurous individual, who loves kayaking, lap swimming, and world travel.

What brought you hope as you faced cancer?

I learned to be grateful for all the positives in my life. Support from family and friends, plus a generally positive outlook.

How do you live life over cancer?

I focus on the positives whenever possible. R-Chop chemo was difficult, but I tried to look forward to better days. Radiation wasn’t too bad, even though my energy is still quite low.

How did you become connected with Hope Scarves? 

Hope Scarves, allowed me to feel much more comfortable with losing all my hair. Receiving the scarf so quickly, was important, and to know people who don’t even know us (cancer patients), are kind and caring enough to send this wonderful gift of love and help.

What do you wish other people knew about Hope Scarves?

That you are THERE for us, always willing to help ALL cancer patients and survivors. Helping to remind us all that HOPE is alive and well, even with such a devastating diagnosis.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about sending a Hope Scarf to someone facing cancer?

Please don’t hesitate to help your friend. When you have cancer, there are so many things to worry about, so many doctor visits, and the emotional upheaval is significant. A scarf from Hope Scarves is a thoughtful reminder that there is always HOPE and also a reminder to be grateful for the people in our lives who CARE.

What is one of your dreams or goals for the future?

Moving to Tennessee to be close to my daughter and 2 granddaughters. That goal keeps hope alive and keeps me excited about my potential future.

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

“No matter how bad your life situation may be, someone else has it worse. Be GRATEFUL for the good in your life.”

If your friends or family had to describe you in a couple of words, what would they say?

Always smiling, kind and caring, loves her family and animals. An adventurous, warm, friendly and honest woman.

Please share something you learned facing cancer.

It’s a tough road, but a longtime friend reminded me that I am a Warrior Princess (LOL) and my daughter told me I was a “Trooper”. I kept reminding myself of their words, especially when times are most challenging.