“Your whole life changes the minute the word cancer is said.”
Surgeons removed half his kidney, and doctors, after five years of clean scans, started to use the word survivor.
Jumper started giving talks to raise awareness about cancer research, and to offer them hope.
The fundraisers he organized for T.J. Martell Foundation became much more personal.
And then, five months ago, the devastating lung cancer diagnosis – and 33 radiation treatments and 11 rounds of chemotherapy.
“I really in the last year can say how blessed I’ve been because I’m truly living my dream. I know it’s a cliché, but I get to say it and mean it. I have my days of depression through all this. But I love every moment I get to spend with the family,” says longtime T.J. Martell Foundation board member Ben Jumper.
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