It’s been six months since longtime North Bend resident, volunteer, friend-to-all and dedicated cancer-fighting activist, Bev Jorgensen, discovered she would be facing her own cancer battle.
Her battle to kick Non Hodgkins Lymphoma’s butt didn’t come without bumps in the road. As is ofthe the case when fighting cancer, sometimes the treatment comes with its own set of medical challenges.
BUT, the good news from Bev is that it’s been almost two months since her last chemo treatment and she is definitely cancer free. She was released from the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital rehabilitation unit earlier this month and is finally where she’s wanted to be all along – in her own home getting stronger.
She’s still dealing with unforeseen medical issues that developed during the cancer battle. There are appointments scheduled with a gastroenterologist – and the possibility of stomach surgery to alleviate a digestive blockage, but that doesn’t hinder Bev’s positive spirit. She says excited to be moving forward and getting stronger each day.
She summed it up like this:
“There is a light at the end of this tunnel and I can see it. My advice for people is to keep your eye on the end result. Take the hurdles with a grain of salt. Battle them and get them out-of-the-way so you can move forward.”
The community has been behind Bev during her road to recovery, which she greatly appreciates. Last summer a GoFundMe page helped raiser $15,000 to help with medical expenses – and now the community is kicking in again to help the 30-year Snoqualmie Valley resident who has spent her life helping others.
This Saturday, January 21st, from 5PM – 10PM, at the Moose Lodge in North Bend there will be a dinner and auction to continue helping Bev’s family support her needs.
And in true Bev fashion, she’s not letting anything get in the way of her dedication to Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, a cause for which she’s helped raise $100,000 over the past 15 years. In my inbox is an email from Bev reminding me that Relay for Life will be kicking off in a couple of weeks – and can we help remind the community.
Yes, Bev, but first we wanted to remind the community of this fundraiser designed to help you