In January of this year, after months of extreme fatigue and a perpetual cough, Jeremy Kennish received devastating news from his doctor. At age 28, he was told he had Stage Four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which had manifested itself as a large mass in Jeremy’s chest. Since the initial diagnosis, Jeremy has undergone three surgeries and over six months of chemotherapy. The cancer responded extremely well to the course of treatment, and in August Jeremy was told he’d be able to begin the last phase, radiation. Devastating news came just days before he was to begin when the doctors found a suspicious-looking lymph node. It was removed and the biopsy showed it to be cancerous. Jeremy is currently undergoing more chemotherapy, which will include a one-month hospital stay, and by the end of this year will be receiving a bone marrow transplant.
Along with the emotional and physical challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis, the Kennish family has struggled financially. Jeremy is the sole provider for his wife of seven years, Liz, and their two boys, Sawyer (4) and Oliver (3). Jeremy worked as much as possible between chemotherapy treatments, but with the latest diagnosis he will be at home or in the hospital and unable to provide for his family. Between the lack of income and increasing hospital bills, the financial hardship has taken a toll on the Kennish family.
Jeremy is looking forward to the day when he can resume his normal life of a husband and father of his two young boys, who are very anxious to play with their Papa again.
Support the Kennish family during their difficult journey by joining us at the 2nd Annual OMG Wine Party, October 22nd.