Cervical Cancer Patient Stories
In the fall of 2007, I was beyond content with my life. My husband, Phil, and I had just gotten married, I had just earned my masters degree in education, and at the age of 26, I was excited about the prospect of starting a family. Everything seemed to have fallen into place for me.
In June 2010, at the age of 35, Jennifer Gilbert felt alone in the world. Her brother was suffering from a terminal brain disease (and died two and half years later), her father passed away and her mother was caring for her grandmother in South Carolina. This recently divorced young woman accepted a new job as a veterinarian tech at a horse hospital in New Jersey where she didn’t know a soul. That’s when she began to experience uncontrollable bleeding and pain, which continued for several months.