She reached out to the widower and they began emailing, which turned into phone calls and soon enough they decided to meet Jessica's story starts in August 2007 while she was married and living in Grand Rapids, Michigan with Jason and their children.
Not long after she had given birth to their daughter Mabel, Jason called her to tell her to call 911.'He told me that he thought he'd had some sort of seizure at home,' Jessica recalled.
'I was at my dad's house, so I rushed home to find Jason holding his head and screaming in pain.'Jason was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors found a stage 2 brain tumor, an oligodendroglioma. 'Jason had the surgery and high dosage chemotherapy to stop it coming back and we were so confident he had beaten it.
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In an effort to ease their pain, both Jessica and Ryan started blogging while their spouses were fighting for their lives.
In an incredible twist of fate, their blogs brought them together.Jessica and Ryan got married in April 2011 at a courthouse in Michigan They had a big ceremony with their family in May and Jessica said that their children 'meshed from day one' and were desperate to have two parents again after undergoing grief counselling.Above in May 2011 front left to right: Mya, Mabel, Joshua, Jada, Caleb and Tate.We were so upbeat and positive because he felt so well,' Jessica said.While Jessica was six months pregnant in the summer of 2009 with their fourth child Joshua, Jason went in for a routine check-up and doctors found that the tumor had returned as a baseball-sized glioblastoma. Doctors removed the tumor and Jason had chemotherapy and radiation treatment again.Please contact us if you have found inappropriate content.