ABOUT

How It Started

In February 2007 Meaghan Edelstein, a law student at Shepard Broad Law Center in South Florida , was diagnosed with stage 3B cervical cancer. After being misdiagnosed for over two months the tumor was finally discovered by her doctors. She was told she had little chance of survival but Meaghan decided to fight. She was immediately flown to Boston where she received treatment at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. After receiving internal/external radiation, chemotherapy and numerous surgeries Meaghan was on her way to recovery. While in the hospital many people visited Meaghan, she also received many cards and gifts along the way. Meaghan credits these small touches of love with giving her the extra strength to keep fighting for her life.

Looking for a way to reach out to others Meaghan started a blog called I Kicked Cancers Ass where she wrote openly and honestly about her experience. Many began to find her on her blog and were able to receive answers as well as comfort. Realizing she was helping others began a healing process of her own. Wanting to make more of a difference she thought hard about what else she could do. Finally the answer came. Remembering the cards and gifts she received and how they lifted her spirits during a desperate time, Meaghan decided to match those who wished to give with those who needed support. Thus began SPIRIT JUMP.


The Spirit Jump Mission

Spirit Jump is a grassroots non-profit organization with a mission to provide hope and comfort to the many men, women and children battling cancer. Spirit Jump accomplishes this by providing uplifting cards and inspirational gifts during this most difficult time.





132 comments:

  1. Meaghan,

    The new blog looks WONDERFUL! I love the template and the graphics - they are so appropriate for this blog. I'm so excited to be a part of this growing project!!!

    Cheers!
    Dana

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  2. Spirit Jump's new blog is perfect! You did some really good work here.

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  4. This is beautiful! I'm so excited to be a part of this! And a huge congrats on your graduation tomorrow!

    Ann
    http://www.60milescloser.blogspot.com

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  5. Big Round of Applause for your graduation tomorrow!! What a woman you are! Happy Holidays...

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  6. Congratulations on a beautiful new website and on your graduation! You are an inspiration to all!

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  7. Hey sister! Congratulations on being a saucy blog this week!!

    Of course, in my mind, you're saucy all the time :) and should be recognized every day!!

    Love Love Love!
    Tracy

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  8. Love your blog! congrats saucy girl.

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  9. Amazing....being a cancer survivor too...My most favorite moments were when after my surgery the therapy dogs would come by...I would be missing mine so very much...and they would lift my spirits...I think what you are doing is such a wondeful cause...and I want to congratulate you on fighting and beating such an awful disease....and congrats on your sauciness...

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  10. Congrats on being first and foremost a survivor and Saucy too!

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  11. What an amazing story! Congrats on being Saucy!

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  12. What an amazing idea. I'm incredibly inspired by people like you who take life's most difficult experiences and turn them around to make something beautiful.

    Nice to meet you and congratulations for being saucy :-)

    ~Maven from A fabulously Good Life

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  13. This is an amazing idea. My dad is going through cancer, for the third time, right now. You're an inspiration!

    Congrats on being saucy.

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  14. A saucy survivor! Nothing better :)
    I will definitely be tuning into your blog!!!

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  15. what a beautiful thing to do...I will certainly be back and will point others to the site. Currently I'm unemployed and don't have a lot to give, but I will pray for those who are participating. Hope to be back soon :0)

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  16. what a wonderful program! i found you on sits as a saucy blog. i'm glad i stopped by!!

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  17. I have to post about this on my blog. You are incredible.

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  18. Congrats on being saucy! Your site is beautiful and so inspiring!

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  19. Awesome girl! I love great ideas!

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  20. What a beautifully designed blog. Congrats on being saucy!

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  21. What a great idea! Congrats on being saucy!

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  22. The site looks fantastic! How does it feel to be done with school? I only got to feel that feeling for about 4 months before I enrolled again!! I hope this site gets lots of hits, it is so worth it! ^_^ Love Love Jettychan

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  23. This is a really neat idea!

    Congrats on being Saucy this week!

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  24. Your blog is beautiful. This is an amazing project. :)

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  25. What a great idea. I know when Richard gets a card, note or just a simple email it does lift his spirits. Just stopped over from SITS and I am very glad I did.

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  26. Popping in from SITS. You are awesome.
    I'm just speechless...

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  27. Stopping by from SITS. You have a great blog! Congratulations on being saucy!

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  28. Popping in from SITS.

    What a wonderful thing you have going here and you are such a giving and gorgeous soul. This just left me speechless. I think this is a beautiful thing you are doing!

    I definitely want to take part!

    Auds at Barking Mad!

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  29. Congrats on being featured at SITS!
    Have a Great Day SITSta!
    Merry Christmas!

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  30. Congrats on having such a Saucy blog! I admire your spirit and this initiative! God bless!

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  31. The blog looks great!! I'm so happy to be apart of this project!

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  32. WHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA!!! Expect an email from me. You are a blessing!

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  33. What an awesome thing you are doing here!

    Blessings,
    Melissa

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  34. i am more than happy to contribute. thanks for bringing your idea to life and being generous enough to include others. I hope to help you;)

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  35. First off Meaghan I hope you are well. Stacy it is a hard fight but you can do it, just remember to keep breathing.

    I can barely see the screen for tears.

    You know when people say 'If there is anything I can do, plese let me know.' Yeah, I'll try to think of something and get right back to you.

    Anyway, this is the most fantastic idea ever. It really is, and can make such a difference.

    Brilliant and heartfelt.

    Love Renee

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  36. This is an amazing project! I'm sending you an email to become a spirit jumper and will post your button to my website as soon as I can figure out how lol.

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  37. I am very interested. I would love to participate. And you rock. Ok off to have a good cry and such. I'll be emailing you soon.

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  38. What a wonderful project! Congrats on being featured today!

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  39. This is an AMAZING project!!!

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  40. What a wonderful project. This is really awesome. Congratulations on being featured today, your really deserve this.

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  41. It is a wonderful thing you are doing here! Happy SITS day to you! :)

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  42. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO FOSTER LOVING KINDNESS--COUNT ME IN!

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  43. Of all the blogs to be featured, this one is a must! I hope to be able to donate something soon! What an amazing thing you are doing for people, and an amazing story yourself! My grandma is fighting breast cancer right now, and it is so important to lift the spirit of others...!!

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  44. Dropping by from SITS and WOW! Best FB yet. I am humbled and awed by what you're doing here. I want to be a part of it. I'm going to email you right this minute!

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  45. Stopping by to spread the SITS love. Adorable site and you are incredible for the work you are doing here! So exciting and humbling.

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  46. Stopping by from SITS. What a wonderful thing that you and all the helpers are doing. I want to help and will be contacting you.

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  47. What a wonderful idea! I'm in!

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  48. Stopping in from SITS to say hi! Your blog is beautiful. My mother has just finished chemo for Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. Such an unfair disease. I am also in as I know first hand the struggles of the patient as well as the caregiver (my sister). What a wonderful idea!

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  49. I love this idea...I lost my mom, brother, and dad to cancer...as well as my grandparents, some uncles and cousins. Really hits home. I am in, too!

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  50. What a wonderful project! You are an amazing person for all of the work you do in arranging this!

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  51. What a beautiful story and a wonderful idea. I will try to participate soon.

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  52. Over from SITS...

    What a beautiful thing you are doing!! I'll help!!

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  53. Stopping by from SITS, and I have goosebumps.

    What a great idea. Something so simple, yet having such a big impact!

    I'll send you an e-mail!

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  54. Congratulations on being features on SITS. Keep up the great work you are doing and if you get a chance, stop by my blog and read about my friend's 8 yo grandson who is going through cancer treatments.

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  55. What a beautiful mission! I'll send you an email now.

    Peace & Love~ Jeannie

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  56. I love this idea Meaghan! I'll be in touch with you:0)

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  57. What a wonderful blog.....and such a wonderful project. I shall contact you soon.
    Take care and have a most beautiful day.

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  58. I'm so glad that you and Stacy are doing this amazing project that I'm sure makes a difference in the lives of so many people. It's the little things that make life special.

    Congratulations on being today's FB! I hope Spirit Jump continues to grow!

    :) Karen

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  59. That is amazing!!!

    You totally deserve to be featured today!

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  60. Congrats on being SITS FB! What an inspiration you both are. Angels here on Earth!

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  61. What a great site!! I look forward to getting to know this site better!! I am here from SITS!! Congrats on being today's featured blogger!!

    Jen

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  62. This is great ~ I want to do this. I'll be in contact. :-)

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  63. What a wonderful idea! I hope SITS helps you bring more attention to your site! SITS is a great way to come in contact with some of the neatest people! I lost my mom to Multiple Myeloma a year and a half ago. I wish you the best of luck on your journey!

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  64. This is an amazing concept and I can't wait to participate. Thanks for all that you do to make the lives of Cancer patients a little better, one Spirit Jump at a time!

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  65. What a fantastic idea you all are making happen. I'm so glad your blog is featured on SITS today.

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  66. This is amazing and a wonderful idea. I wish you the very best and congrats on being Saucy featured today!

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  67. What I marvelous idea! My Mom is a cancer survivor - 3 1/2 years and going strong!

    Robin

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  68. Visiting from SITS! What a fabulous idea! If my husband survives the lay offs happening on Wednesday I am going to sign up!

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  69. What a wonderful idea! I'm going to pass your link on to some ladies in our community who make cards for our hospital.

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  70. coming over from SITS today. this is incredible!

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  71. Hi! I'm stopping by from SITS. This is a great idea!

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  72. This is a wonderful idea. I am forwarding your site to some of the other teachers in my school. Thank you!

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  73. Coming over from SITS... and this is beautiful!!! i'm so in!! Can't wait to help!!

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  74. What a wonderful blog for a wonderful cause. Count me in :)
    Congrats on the SITS feature!

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  75. This is awesome! What a lovely way to "give back"!

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  76. Wow! What a beautiful spirit you have. Keep it up. Congrats on your SITS day.

    Be blessed!

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  77. What an inspiring story and such a fabulous blog for a fabulous cause.

    Congrats on being featured on SITS.

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  78. Here from SITS. What a simple yet impactful idea!

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  79. Happy SITS day and what a great idea!

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  80. hello from SITS! This is an awesome site!

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  81. I love what you are doing, and your story in so inspiring. Coming from SITS. Emailing right now about cards.

    Blessings~~~ Danielle

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  82. Happy SITS day! I am gonna go mosey around your site right now. Good idea.

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  83. I love this idea and I'd love to participate! I'm sending you an email right now.

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  84. Hi! Here from SITS. What a wonderful, generous, beautiful idea:-)

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  85. Came over from SITS and this is a wonderful idea. I just sent you an email!

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  86. What an amazing idea!!!

    My baby nephew (will turn two very soon) was diagnosed with (and BEAT) cancer (hepatoblastoma).

    A positive attitude like this is SO crucial. Keep up the great work!

    Oh ... I found you through SITS :)

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  87. This is one of the most beautiful ideas I've seen come along in a very long time.

    Sending an email now.

    Auds at Barking Mad!

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  88. Happy SITS day. What a wonderful project you have here! Ya'll are amazing!

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  89. I'm popping in from SITS to see what your blog is about!

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  90. Over from SITS.

    What a wonderful thing you are doing!

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  91. This is a fabulous idea! I'm going to email you to see how I can participate.

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  92. Thanks for the wonderful work you do! Your blog is beautiful and so are you!

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  93. I've been so caught up in the quarter I did not know you started this up. What a wonderful idea.

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  94. What a great idea! Thank you for all you are doing.

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  95. It's amazing what you are doing! I send an email and really would like to make this a part of my life (and my children's!).

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  96. Wow, what a great thing you are doing! I will try to come up with something. You are inspiring!

    :)
    ~Tabitha~

    freshmommyblog.com

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  97. Thanks for sharing your story and having the smarts to get something like this going. :) It's a gift.

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  98. Congrats on being the FB at SITS today! What an amazing thing y'all are doing for others!

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  99. Thank you! I can't really think of anything better than that to say. You are doing a beautiful and wonderful thing--keep up the good work!

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  100. This is such an amazing thing you are doing. I lost both of my parents to cancer, no one wants to feel like no one cares.

    I am glad you have been featured on SITS so that your word can get out to more people.

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  101. Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Congrats on being featured on SITS. Thank you for all you do!

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  102. This is such a wonderful thing to do. I love it.

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  103. I'm glad you're here...keep up the good work!

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  104. This is such a great website. I am glad that SITS featured it.

    I am sending you my e-mail address, I don't have an etsy store and am not very creative, but I care. (and have found some very cute stores) and would love to brighten someones day.

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  105. What a beautiful blog! Let me know if I can help you in any way! Happy SITS day!

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  106. THIS is, by far, the best thing I've read in so long. I just lost a childhood friend to breast cancer. My Dad had cancer and although he was in remission when he died of COPD, it was a rough time getting him thru.
    I applaud you for what you are doing...and you are truly a fighter. Love that.
    I need to think about this...I'd love to give. I need to think of what. Will be back...

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  107. This is such a wonderful idea, you are definitely "paying it forward!" I'd love to be involved, I'm sending the e-mail next!

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  108. Thank you EVERYONE for all the support!!

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  109. Happy SITS Day...a day late... :) Love the blog, such wonderful thing you're doing! :)

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  110. Saw your feature on SITS. What a wonderful idea!

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  111. I want to thank you for this. My sister-in-law gave my name and address and today I received three lovely cards and a wonderful handmade gift. They really brought a smile to my face.

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  112. Very nice layout ~ I added your banner to my blog(s)

    Discovered you via @SereneMoments on Twitter

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  113. This is a great organization and I'm proud to be a part of it. People helping people, what could be better :-) God bless you all!

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  114. I want to be part! God bless you all and I have posted about you on my blog today. This was an amazing challenge. Thanks for offering it to us!

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  115. Your blog is amazing, and your story is so inspiring. It almost brings a tear to my eye-- in a happy way, of course! Look foward to reading more from you both!

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  116. What an amazing "ministry." Way to be strong and reach out to others! Blessings to both of you:)

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  117. Meaghan,
    Thanks for visiting my site today. I'm so glad you let me know about Spirit Jump! I'm really excited about learning more and helping out. You are very inspiring.

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  118. So glad you stopped by my blog today! Spirit Jump is a great idea, and I'm sure very inspiration to people facing your battle. Keep up the great work ladies!

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  119. What a wonderful idea and cause! I'm glad you stopped by my blog so I could learn about yours. Keep up the great and inspiring work!

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  120. Wow this is such a great website! I'm from Thanksto and we recently had a Thank You Message on www.thanksto.com from a woman to her brother who survived a cancerous tumour in his stomach when the doctors only gave him less than 10% chance of living!

    I just wanted to share the message with you and all the visitors on your site because it really is an amazing story!

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  121. what a great blog! it's so cool what you are doing!

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  122. Hi Meagan! Your story is really inspiring. I truly applaud you for your bravery. Actually, I was moved by your story and I am thinking of joining my bro in a similar Cancer foundation in our town. My bro is in charge with the data management team. His responsibility are to encode and organize all the files using a nonprofit fundraising software. I am positive that I'll be able to help in getting sponsors for the event. Thank you Meagan! You’re a fantastic person.

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