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#148494 - 04/19/12 12:27 PM Jeanna Richelson wins Jefferson Award!
Susan Lauria Offline
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Registered: 06/25/08
Posts: 475
Loc: New Jersey, United States
Jeanna Richelson, OCF member/survivor/Chattanooga Walk Organizer has won the Jefferson Award for Tennessee! The award is for volunteerism and making a difference in her community. Jeanna will be heading to Washington DC in June to speak about oral cancer. I can't think of a better person to represent OCF and the disease. Congratulations to an amazing person!!

Jeannas walk is set for April 28th!! I will be attending as well, so if you live in the area come out to support the event and Jeanna!!
Susan Lauria - OCF Director of Events - Always looking for volunteers to help spread the word about early detection! Contact me if you can help!

*Brother passed away from tongue cancer in 2006 at age 47, was co-caregiver, he was non-smoker/casual drinker


#148502 - 04/19/12 04:41 PM Re: Jeanna Richelson wins Jefferson Award! [Re: Susan Lauria]
ChristineB Offline
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Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 9435
Loc: PA
Congrats to Jeanna!!!! Wish I could attend her walk. Im sure it will be great, its her third year hosting the walk. Im sure it will be every bit as awesome as all the other walks Ive attended.

Have a great time, Susan!
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo extended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3 times in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

#148540 - 04/19/12 11:30 PM Re: Jeanna Richelson wins Jefferson Award! [Re: ChristineB]
Bob Whyte Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 592
Loc: Vermont
Congrats and keep up the good work!! Semper-Fi Bob
Bob age 57, non smoker,non drinker, ended treatment on 11 Nov 2007 and started back to work on 29 Nov 2007. Veterans Day 2012 the Battle was lowered, folded, Taps was played and the Flag buried as I am know a 5 year survivor. Semper-FI !!!


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