Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly!
October 19, 1976 - July 15, 2012

Birthday Announcement!

Thanks for coming back to celebrate Jen’s birthday! Today we, along with you, celebrate the life of my best friend, Isaac and Lauren’s mommy, a champion, a world changer. There are so many things that Jennifer has taught me. So many things that I cherish more today, than ever before. Here is a note that I found in Jennifer’s journal:

I can’t tell you how many people we know or know of who has been so dreadfully, fearfully, miserably impacted by cancer. One person after another walks into my husband’s office and tells him… my mother, my father, my sister, my cousin, my friend, my child… it’s horrible. And it’s sad. What do you do? You feel helpless. Some people need more than a pretty word to get them through the crap that cancer is going to take them through. What some people need is gas to get to their next dr. appt. Money to pay the bills. Groceries to feed their children. What do you do? Not enough.

And so it is, on this day that we celebrate her life that I want to proudly announce that Jennifer and I, along with some great people are beginning a journey to help as many people as we can in their battle with this deplorable disease we know as cancer. We can’t do everything, but we can do something. So we are in the birthing stages of launching the Jennifer Vancil Cancer Foundation. Our goal is simple: Help families build memories that will last for a lifetime.

Our desire is to give families that have battled cancer, and may not have the opportunities that our family has had, a chance to take a dream vacation, to assist them with their medical expenditures or in other tangible ways.

As mentioned, I’m working with an phenomenal team of people and an outstanding law firm to build an organization that can help as many families as possible.

Would you join me in furthering the message, in helping some people to build family memories that they will cherish for a lifetime? There are so many ways that you will be able to help. I’d love to be able to just send you some more information as we get started. Leave us your email address, and as more information is available, we will let you know.

Thank you for your continued love and support! Together we can make a difference and honor your friend, my wife, my best friend and fulfill her calling to change the world by helping others.

With great appreciation~
Duane, Isaac & Lauren Vancil

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