Jennifer Gelsick lives a quiet life in St. Marys, Pennsylvania with her husband, Michael, and their dog, Gus. She and her husband run their own business, and Jennifer has time to enjoy her hobbies including cooking, reading and taking long walks around their neighborhood with Gus. She also dedicates much of her time to her church. But over the last year, her father’s diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma upended Jennifer’s serene life and tested her faith.
Ultimately it was Jennifer’s faith, and her father’s strength, faith and positive attitude while battling asbestos cancer that helped her get through the year. Not only did she and her father survive the year, but Jennifer believes it was through a series of miracles that her father is now cancer free.
Like many people in the United States, Jennifer had heard of mesothelioma through television ads, but she didn’t have an understanding of the disease. She didn’t even realize it was a form of cancer. She usually left during the commercials to clean the dishes or grab a snack before settling back in front of the TV.
Now, Jennifer knows more than she ever wanted to know about the dangers of asbestos and the health issues that the widely used building material can cause many people. And Jennifer wants to educate as many people as possible about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
Jennifer will be offering readers of Mesothelioma Help the story of her family’s journey through months of treatment and recovery as her father battled mesothelioma. Specifically, Jennifer looks forward to sharing stories of faith and hope and helping others realize that there is life with mesothelioma, and there is life after mesothelioma.
Please join us in welcoming Jennifer to Mesothelioma Help as she tells her story as a caregiver and a daughter of a mesothelioma survivor.
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