Latest update as of Jan 09, 2024

  • Status updates found on CaringBridge

    First off, thank you so much for your can't even imagine my relief, gratitude, and humility to know that so many people reached out to lend a hand. And all of your messages were so uplifting, so THANK YOU!

    While I'm still on the road to remission, my friend recommended CaringBridge as a way to keep in touch about medical updates, and so I've created this page to help share new information:

    That way if you're wondering "how I'm doing"'ll know. Thank you so much again! All of your notes, cards, flowers, care packages, donations, and messages have meant the world to me.

    All the best,

    Status updates found on CaringBridge

About this fundraiser

Dear friends, 

Despite numerous surgeries and treatments following a rectal cancer diagnosis in February 2023, the cancer has spread to my lungs and into the fatty tissues surrounding the tumor, making it stage 4 cancer.

This year has been one of the hardest years of my life, and your messages and support have helped tremendously.

I'm pursuing a round of egg harvesting to preserve my fertility options, and then I'll undergo three months of chemotherapy, and possibly radiation, which may leave me unable to bear children.

Despite insurance coverage, my savings, 401k, and IRAs are drained. I struggle to cover basic living and medical expenses.

I need your help to see this through, and ensure there is “New Hope for Jody." Thank you for your kind support. It means the world to me!

Organized by

Jody Forness

Sedona, AZ, USA