For Kimberly Jordison’s family, this year’s holidays are extremely bittersweet. Kimberly is terminally ill, and this Thanksgiving is likely to be her last. To support her and her family, the Pierce County, Washington, community stepped up with a special gesture.
Kimberly, a mom of two, has a rare form of ovarian cancer.
“The tumors have spread into my liver, my spleen, my lymph nodes, and my muscles,” Kimberly told KCPQ. “The chemo that they recommended was just kind of a shot in the dark — this could work, but we don’t really know.”
Based on her doctors’ predictions, Kimberly doesn’t expect to be here six months from now. So she decided to come home from the hospital to spend the rest of her time with her husband and sons.
“They know that mommy is sick,” Kimberly said. “But I don’t think they will understand until the day comes.”
To help Kimberly and her family fully enjoy their time with each other, a high school friend rallied the local community to donate a huge Thanksgiving dinner to the family. They raised money on Facebook not only for the meal but also for bills and end-of-life expenses.
“When you are going through something like this it makes you feel very alone, very lost,” Kimberly said. “To know that there are people out there that don’t even know you — it’s such a good feeling to know there’s good people out there like that.”
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