Jennifer Sees Guns'N'Roses

December 23, 2017

Jennifer was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer in 2014 at 26 years old. After an aggressive four months of chemo, a double mastectomy and 35 sessions of radiation, she was given the all clear. But, in August 2016, the cancer metastasized into her bones (sternum, right ribs, lower spine and right hip). She had her ovaries and tubes removed in hopes of prolonging the then few years she had left. “In October 2016 they discovered 10 brain mets and told me I had only few months to live and would likely not reach my 30th birthday. I underwent 10 sessions of full brain radiation and started on a pill form chemo and hormone suppressant. With an  amazing support system of family, friends and doctors (and sheer stubborn determination), this past July I kicked those odds to the curb and turned 30!”

“I have also been working with Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto to raise funds for a global cross collaboration research program to save a future ‘me’ (The Jennifer Landa Professorship Series). The Fund kicked off in December 2016 and to date has raised just over $155,000! Every day is a struggle but I try to stay as positive as possible and make sure I take advantage of every mini victory that I can hold on to to make the best of the time I have left.”

“After what seemed like an never ending downward spiral of doctor’s appointments and changes to my palliative drug plan, the experience I had with Do It For The Love couldn’t have come at a better time. I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity to see Guns and Roses in Toronto, Ontario. It was amazing to have someone else take care of all of the details and just be able to step out of the world of being a 30 year old Metastatic Breast Cancer patient for one night and – for a moment, feel like the person I was and vaguely remember – someone filled with drive, passion and a love of music. Hanging on to the little things, good days and making memories to last a lifetime with friends and family has become a large focus for me and I cannot thank you enough for helping shine some positive light on this really unfortunate situation. It’s an experience none of us will ever forget.”