Jessica's Frog List

For: Jessica Rice
Organizer: Friends and Family of Jessica Rice
$5,045
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 99 donors
50% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

What is a frog list? As Jessica describes it on her blog, she is not a fan of the term bucket list,

So she made The Frog List: Things to do before I croak! 

Jessica was diagnosed with Non Small Cell Lung Cancer in November 2011. Prior to that, she was an established project manager for a Fortune 100 company. She never smoked and has no family history of lung cancer. 

How does your donation help? Jessica prioritized her frog list based on her most pressing needs and current health status. In her own words:

My Priorities

Trips (as my health allows)

  • ITEM COMPLETE! Go to a NASCAR short track race: Bristol or Martinsville
  • Tour Europe with Seth (probably our honeymoon)
  • Visit my close friend in South Africa

Cool Activities

  • Meet Patrick Stewart
  • ITEM COMPLETE! See a Cirque/Vegas-style show

The Smaller Stuff

  • See my favorite musicians/bands:
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • George Strait (his last tour!)
  • Christina Perri
  • KT Tunstall
  • Dido
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Garth Brooks
  • Get a pair of cowboy boots (on hold due to steroid weight changes!)
  • Go ice skating: Rachel and Jean have volunteered to hold me up when I'm feeling well enough to try!
Learn more about Jessica and Seth and keep up with her treatments and musings by subscribing to her blog.

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 18, 2013

Posted on December 18, 2013

From Jessica:

Seth and I have found a much closer place for my mom and the animals to live! Inspections were on Monday, and we hope to close by the end of 2013! So now the pressure is on to find and pay for movers, not to mention sell the existing property in West Virginia. 

I am beyond excited, my dearest friends. Come mid-January I will have another set of scans: PET and Brain MRI. But now I feel like even if it's bad news, I have a new, secret weapon on my side! I'll be closer to my mom and our animals, and that feels like a superpower!

I just know (even the hardest) things will be so much easier to handle when we are closer to each other. I can't wait!!

I've decided to continue my fundraiser so those kind people that are able can help. And once my mom and furry family is closer, Seth and I will probably pick a wedding date! ??

Posted on November 5, 2013

Posted on November 5, 2013

From Jessica:

Yesterday I received my first notice from a collections company. Ugh, embarrassing and sad but not unexpected. I've been trying to setup payment plans with everyone and keep them happy with minimum monthly payments, but there are just too many doctors/hospitals/treatment centers with unique account numbers. On top of that, some of the billing departments can't consolidate visits and therefore require $20/month on each of 5 bills, for example.

With selling one farm and buying another, it's more important than ever that I keep my credit report as shiny as possible. This collection company will be my top priority for now, and hopefully other places won't be so fast to turn to collections.

I'm dancing as fast as I can!

Posted on October 31, 2013

Posted on October 31, 2013

From Jessica:

Our race weekend was incredible! You can read more here: http://stageiv.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/race-weekend/

Thank you for making it happen!

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