You Will Always Be Remembered Jennifer Mahr

By , March 28, 2011 3:54 am

Jennifer Mahr

I would like to dedicate this post to my dear friend, Jennifer Mahr, who passed away on March 24, 2011 due to a short battle with leukemia (AML), a progressive cancer of the blood.

“She was diagnosed with leukemia on February 14, 2011 and hospitalized since February 17th. She received two initial chemo treatments and seemed to be doing well in spite of the pain associated with the treatment. On March 13th, she was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) due to trouble breathing and was intubated. She remained in the ICU and was treated for two bacterial infections and pneumonia. Because of the disease and chemo, she was extremely immunocompromised. By March 21st, she began bleeding in her right lung which resulted in lung damage and a ventilator was doing 100% of her breathing. While the doctors were able to stop the bleeding with a platelet infusion, she then had major cerebral hemorrhage. Tests showed no brain activity and after consultations with neurologists and various doctors, her family had to make the heartbreaking decision to turn off the ventilator, so she would not continue to suffer.”

Jennifer and I met freshmen year in college while working in the admissions office. We hit it off right away and remain good friends ever since. Jennifer is one of the sweetest and kindest person I know and whenever we saw each other, it was like no time had passed between us and we were freshmen again.

As I was away and her illness came suddenly, I was not aware of the suffering Jennifer was going through. I am so sorry I could not be there for my friend, but I am very grateful she was surrounded by friends and family as she went away peacefully. There is nothing more devastating than loosing a daughter, a sister, or a close friend at such a young age.

Jennifer, I love you always and will always remember our good times together. May you rest in peace.

Every day, 118 people are diagnosed with leukemia and 60 lose the fight. It strikes both males and females of all ages and races.

7 Responses to “You Will Always Be Remembered Jennifer Mahr”

  1. Camille says:

    I’m so sorry to read about this Mui, but I find it extremely great
    that you dedicate this page to her.

  2. Jessi says:

    Rest in Peace Jennifer for you have left the lives touched by you
    filled with sweetness, gratitude and love in your remembrance.

  3. Yessi says:

    So sorry to hear that Mui. May she rest in peace.

  4. Rita Lai says:

    Mui, I want to thank you for this dedication of my beautiful neice
    Jennifer. You have touched everyone with this dedication and we are
    truly grateful for this.

  5. muimui says:

    I’m sorry Rita for your family’s loss. This dedication is the
    little I can do while I’m in India. Jennifer is also very special
    to me and there are moments when I don’t believe the news. Someone
    recommended that I say goodbye to her via prayer so I might try
    that when I am ready. I’m so happy to have had known her for the
    time I did.

  6. Erin Messina Pierri says:

    That was beautiful Mui! I can’t believe Jen’s gone, it’s just too
    sad :(

  7. Cathy says:

    wow, so sorry to hear that. life is short enough as it is. i am
    sorry you lost your friend so suddenly and that she lost her life
    so suddenly.

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