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  1. Tanya Threlfall
    March 17, 2014 @ 8:18 am

    You are an amazing woman Jillianne Code. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. Each day you have demonstrated patience, love, acceptance, perseverance, understanding, positivity and most of all strength. You amaze me with your strength. It’s not easy to let people in especially when we feel vulnerable and scared. I know that. But I’m so glad you did. Continue to feel — the good, bad and the in between. We are all cheering for you. I am so very proud to call you my friend. Go team Jillianne! See you on the other side Hugs and High fives.

  2. Carol
    March 17, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    We’re cheering for you too – AND – we cry in baseball all the time :o)

    I felt a similar fear when Aidan underwent heart surgery – I couldn’t imagine them opening his chest, and I was afraid to look at the wound afterwards. . . BUT – because they opened his chest – his heart was able to be fully corrected. The heart scar wasn’t so bad, and shows a story of survival, and a reminder of just how far modern medicine has come. For that I’m grateful.

    Take good care, put on a brave face (or cry if you want to) you are in the thoughts of many and we’re all rooting for you too!

  3. Jamie
    March 17, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

    Continuing the baseball metaphor – your fans are rooting for you, Jill!!! You’re MVP, and sharing your story is part of that.

  4. Carolyn Thomas
    March 30, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    I’m late to the party…. How did it go? How are you feeing? Best of luck to you… ♡

    • Carolyn Thomas
      March 30, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

      I meant “FEELING”, of course….

  5. Val Stewart
    April 10, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    We are still here, rooting for you and Nick……praying for you, sending good thoughts, and generally, just loving you, Jill…….Thank you for letting us know what is happening.
    Val and Harvey Stewart

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