Friday, July 5, 2013

Meet Our Fighter

The Jaymie Jamison Foundation has had the opportunity to meet many survivors, fighters, and now Angels. We have met their families. We have developed relationships with them. And hopefully we have helped them in their time of need. We love to honor our fighters. At our 1st Panties Across the Bridge we were able to honor Natalie Davis. At the Whispers of Hope Gala we had the opportunity to honor a local fighter, Donna Dowling. Now at our 3rd Annual Panties Across the Bridge we will honor another fighter, Kelly Pozzoli. 

Kelly is from the St Louis area. Kelly at age 31 was a happily married school teacher when she found out she had cervical cancer. Kelly was told she may not live to see her 33rd birthday. She was diagnosed in December 2011. 

Since her diagnoses Kelly used her instinct and fought hard. Kelly had multiple surgeries leaving her with a complete hysterectomy, without several lymph nodes, bladder and urethra. She went through multiple rounds of chemo and radiation. In May her scans have shown she is cancer FREE!! She lived to see her 33rd birthday!

Kelly was on "The Jeff Probst Show" first episode and she announced her diagnoses on the show. The show has also checked in on her and her battle with cervical cancer. 

Kelly will be at Our Panties Across the Bridge on July 13th. Kelly will share her inspirational story and why it is important to know the signs and symptoms for cervical cancer at 8:00pm (between the performances of Spencer Sutherland and Dylan Holland). At our lighting ceremony which will take place beginning at 9pm Kelly will flip the switch to make the Purple People Bridge teal for the first time! 

Thank you Kelly for making the trip to help us raise awareness for gynecological  cancers. 

View Kelly on the Jeff Probst Show

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