Wrist Bands

Rally Together with Jennifer Wrist bands are in!! Child and adult sizes available. I will let you know where you can pick up one as we have locations come available. Available at Main Street Market in Ottoville, The Gentry in Ottoville, and at my house.
Limited quality available.
$5 each. Adult and child sizes


Cancer Free!

From Matt



From Jessica

So I’m walking around the grocery and my sister calls. She tells me a few things about her day. She has a rash, they took out her line, etc. She buried the lead! Her initial biopsy results from yesterday show no leukemia cells or blasts at this time! It doesn’t mean remission yet but it’s a step in that direction!

A Word From Jen

Today is Day 14.

I had a bone marrow biopsy today to see how the chemo has worked. Fingers crossed that I won’t need any more. Once I go home they will do another biopsy usually the wee following to see if I am in remission. We should have the results sometime tomorrow.

I have been running a low grade fever off and on for days. Every time my fever goes to 100.4 and over they have to do blood labs from my line and from my arm to look for infections. I have been on antibiotics for almost a week to help kill off what my body currently can’t. The blood cultures they do take up to 5 days to come back.

One of my cultures did show an infection in my central line. They are running more labs to see if it is still there since it was days ago that the culture was done. They don’t believe the infection is in my blood stream.

But with it being in my line they may have to remove the line for a few days and put a new one in after the infection clears. If they do this they will have to put an IV in which they have had trouble find a vein for.

I’m pretty tired today. I got a unit of platelets today and will probably get another unit of blood tomorrow since they took so much from me today.

The art therapist came in today. Although I was too sore and tired to do much we did talk quite a bit which was good.

Although I’m tired and sore I am feeling pretty good and continue to stay positive and take things one day at a time.

Please keep the prayers coming and remember to appreciate the small things. Although it’s cold and snowy enjoy the cold air on your face, the way the snow flakes fall to the ground, or the way the snow sounds as you walk through it.

We take those small beautiful things God gives us for granted. Although I am not a winter person and the snow and cold is not at the top of the list of my favorite things, but they are on the list of things I cannot enjoy right now.

Appreciate and love those little things.

God bless!

Hair Cutting Day

Day # 12
It has been a fairly quiet couple of days here. Weekends usually are. Once in awhile someone out walking the floor, peaks in the door to see Jen’s decorations in her room. The nurses on the other pods on the 16th floor heard we had her room decorated and will come to take a look. I guess this means we have a reputation to uphold when Christmas is over. So I will need new ideas for decorating the space.

Jen’s hair started thinning out on Friday so I searched some of the facebook groups in the Columbus area and found someone to cut her hair shorter. We feel it would be less dramatic when it falls out if it was shorter and maybe easier on her.
Jen hasn’t worn her hair short since elementary school so it made her nervous. Her sister convinced her of getting bangs like Zooey Deschanel. And so a beautiful young lady, originally from Bluffton, Ohio named Kaleigh Oberly came to give Jen a new style. And wow do we love it! Each day we find how blessed we are to find such wonderful people in this world.

Jen has ran a low fever off and on the last couple days. Although they still aren’t sure of the source, they continue to give her antibotics to help her fight the infection.

Jen’s energy has been slightly better this weekend. She managed to walk a bit last evening but got tired quickly. Today the time getting her hair cut was about all she could muster up.

This is a big week for Jen. On Tuesday (day 14), she will get another biopsy. This will tell us if the chemo has worked and if we will begin to see her numbers come back up in the days ahead. If the chemo didn’t work, we start back to day 1 with more chemo. We should know by Wednesday or Thursday if it has worked.

I am here with jen until mid week and then her dad will come down for a day or two. Jen’s brother Matt is home now until after Christmas so he will be able to visit more also.

Also Jen’s sister Jessica starts her new job tomorrow. In the last month, things have been so crazy I haven’t had much chance to talk to her about it. But I’m hoping it is amazing for her. I’m sure she will do great!

Thank you for your continued prayers, kind words, and support. We are very blessed to have all of you in our lives!! Have a great week.

Surprise Visit

Hello from Columbus!

Today had a bit of a rocky start for me, but powered through.

I didn’t sleep well last night, but managed to get a few winks this afternoon.

Yesterday evening my mom came down and stayed the night. She brought the rest of my stuff to help me feel a bit more at home. We decorated my room for Christmas and the staff here love it!!

I got a surprise visit from my Aunt and Uncle today (Rick & Lori) which was awesome to have.

My dad came down today as well. And we are watching football. 🙂

I haven’t been able to each much. Smells of food turn off my appetite. Seems the only things I have managed to eat in the past 24 hours have been Gold fish, pb&j sandwiches, apple slices, bananas, and captain crunch.

My chemo is now on Day four. No more plus 3s. Chemo is doing its job. My wbc and platelets continue to drop like they are supposed to.

Although I feel tired and icky I know I am where I need to be. I am remaining as positive as I can be.

Thanks for all the continuous thoughts and prayers. I truly think it helps just as much as the meds they give me.

Sending lots of love to all of you reading this. Remember to enjoy the little things and smile when you can.

Now that we have Jennifer ‘s room decorated for Christmas, let the festivities begin.

If you like to send her a Christmas card (which she would love), her address is

The James Cancer hospital & Solove Research Institute
Attn : Jennifer Honigford 1604
460 West 10th Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43210