Jeri – Houston, Texas

August, 2017

Looking stunning in her Hope Scarf

Jeri is an aries and in her words “a little hard to deal with at times. My family would call me stubborn.” And, that’s just how she faced cancer. She wasn’t giving in.

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

In junior high & high school I played cello with the Houston youth symphony.  I played in the Cotton Bowl with Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass.   My cello got damaged in a hurricane and wasn’t repairable so I no longer play, but I love that memory.

What brought you hope as you faced cancer?

My faith and my family and friends. The nurses as I went through chemo always had my back.

How do you live life over cancer?

I just take it one day at a time. I’m exhausted from all the treatments, but I am trying to get back on my feet. One day at a time.

How did you become connected with Hope Scarves? 

I reached out to American Cancer Society for resources. They told me about Hope Scarves so I called and requested a scarf. It came in the most beautiful package and I just love it.

What do you wish other people knew about Hope Scarves?

Any woman who opens this bright package to see the scarf and story will have her spirits lifted. It’s just such a joyful moment to be a part of this program. I also was sent a signature scarf as part of the Golden Scarf program – I was selected to give this scarf to someone else. I know just who I will give it to. I can’t wait to tell her about Hope Scarves.

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

Absolutely do it. You have no idea how much it will mean to someone.

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

I’d love to travel to Germany with my church.

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

The ladies as church call me an “awesome woman.” I only missed one mass the entire time I was going through treatment. My family would call me stubborn.   I think that’s how I faced cancer – I didn’t let cancer get me down.