A couple of months after Jeanine turned 16 years old, right before Spring Break, she started waking up with headaches. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor at Children’s Memorial Hospital.
Jeanine had radiation therapy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for six weeks, Monday through Friday. During this time, she continued to go to high school everyday and after her radiation therapy everyday.
Graduated from High School, took her State Boards for her Cosmetology license, worked at Eich Sports, hung out with friends and enrolled in College. In August before she started college, her arm went numb and she was slurring her words. She was diagnosed again with two brain tumors.
The above surgeries, treatments and side effects were a small facet of Jeanine's life. As a matter of fact, until the last three months of Jeanine's life, you would have never known she had cancer and that's why we live through Jeanine's Motto: "Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away"