LIFE WITH A BRAIN TUMOUR


In Loving Memory of Jennifer Capretta

November 25, 1979 - June 19, 2008

 

Our beautiful daughter Jennifer, on June 19, 2008, after a long and courageous 6 year battle, passed away from a glioblastoma multiforme, a deadly malignant type of brain tumour. She was only 28. When she was diagnosed at 22, her life was to change forever. She underwent brain surgery, chemotherapy and aggressive radiation. But in the end, this horrible disease took away our daughter's personality, her zest for life, her love of seeing and being with family and friends, her appetite and her ability to walk and to take care of herself and many other things. Jennifer was due to be married on September 29, 2007, but on Labour Day weekend she became extremely ill and ended up back in hospital. The wedding was canceled.

 

No parent should have to wait and watch their child take their last breath. It is not the natural order of things. A part of us left this world with Jennifer that night and our family has been changed forever. Jennifer's younger sister and older brother have also been changed forever. A cure for this horrible illness must be found.

 

Jennifer, your courage and strength, beautiful spirit, radiant smile and contagious laugh are treasured in our hearts forever. You touched so many lives with your fun loving caring ways. Our precious and beautiful Angel you will always be......unseen, unheard, but always near. Forever loved, greatly missed and so very dear.

 

Love always and forever, your loving family and friends. XOXOXO