2016 Annual Meeting: What It's All About

Jessica Meyer was diagnosed with brain cancer at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at VanderbiltShe had four 21-day cycles of chemotherapy and then 24 radiation treatments. Now she is here to share her story with you

After her last treatment, Jessica stated:

“I wanted to look back and see all the cool things I got to do and to educate people on what I was going through,” Jessica said. “It was really tough, but made me look at life differently.”

At the Annual Meeting, CPF will release video interviews with Jessica's Specialists and have Jessica there in person to discuss her experiences with you all. 

This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear Jessica's perspective as well as learn more about patient interactions so make sure to come out on March 1st, 2016 at 5:30 to hear "So you think you can be my doctor?" with Miss Jessica Meyer!


Read more about Jessica Here


Jessica's Bio:

Jessica Meyer is 13 years old. Because of her amazing doctors, she is proud to say she kicked brain cancer’s butt! At the beginning of her 5th grade year Jessica was diagnosed with brain cancer.  The cancer was a germinoma which was located in her supra cellular region of her central nervous system.  It spread to her pituitary gland, hypothalamus and optic nerve.  Jessica underwent 4 cycles of chemotherapy, 24 rounds of radiation, blood transfusions, spinal taps, and multiple operations as part of her treatment. 

One of Jessica’s favorite quotes is “turn your scars into stars”, by Robert Schuller.  She has certainly done that.  Jessica is the 2015-2016 Tennessee Champion Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Jessica has a passion for educating and inspiring organizations and individuals about her journey. She hopes to make a difference for sick children that are fighting similar battles.  Jessica also continues to share her story and talents with other organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Rally for Kids with Cancer, Extra Life, Bows & Ballcaps Foundation, The River of Hope RadioA thon, and CMNH Telethons.

Jessica continues her straight “A” status in the accelerated program at school.  She is a competitive dancer who competes throughout Tennessee. Her future plans are to use different media outlets to continue to educate and inspire as many people as she can touch. Jessica is working hard to produce her own You Tube channel as well as podcasts and maybe one day even her own Radio Show.

Stay Tuned….


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