Photo courtesy Nate Dunford Photography

February 25, 1974~July 3, 2010

Amy is a 36 year old mother of 6.

On April 15th, 2010, she was diagnosed with a rare and terminal cancer: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.

Surrounded by her family and friends, she is determined to face her future with faith, hope, courage and love.

Surrounded by her family, and with Gary by her side, Amy passed away in the early morning hours of July 3rd, 2010. Just a short 2 1/2 months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Words You Never Want to Hear

Cancer. Metastacized. Terminal.

Amy has Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lung, Advanced Stage IV.
This is a rare cancer.  To have the lung be the primary site is even more rare.  Often, people diagnosed with this cancer can live for 20-30 years...but in some the cancer is aggressive, as seems to be the case with Amy.

The cancer has metastacized to her brain, and to her bones, and is widespread throughout her body.
She is currently undergoing radiation treatments that will hopefully slow the growth of the brain lesions as well as help with pain management with the bone cancer.

Other than some lower back/sciatica pain that she had been experiencing since early February, there have been no symptoms or indications that anything was wrong.  No way of knowing of the insidious disease growing inside.  We all believed the pain was from a slip on the we know it was caused by the cancer. 

She is experiencing some side effects from the radiation as well as a loss of mobility and pain from the cancer.

Amy is currently at her home.  Surrounded by family and friends. 
She appreciates the outpouring of love and support that she continues to receive. 


  1. She's beautiful and has a beautiful family. My heart and prayers are with them all.

  2. My heart goes out to Amy and her family. Know you're in my prayers.

  3. What a heartbreaking story. You are a loving sister-in-law to help draw attention to this disease and to leave a legacy for her. Warmest wishes for your family.

  4. Amy you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are an amazing woman who is respected and loved by many. I am happy to know you and call you my friend.

    Angie Ferre

  5. I love their family picture--it just brings tears to my eyes every time I see it. It portrays where Amy wants to be every minute (surrounded by her kids with her husband standing behind them all). LOVE THEM ALL!

  6. We found out about your family through Angie Ferre and Mayor Jackson. Though strangers, our hearts break with yours. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Big hugs from Eagle Mountain!

    Love, The Huish's

  7. Hello everyone. This is Gary, Amy's husband. I just want to thank everyone for their love and support in our time of need. Words can never express how greatful we are. We love you all and pray for our Heavenly Fathers blessings to be poured out upon you.

    Gary Jackson

  8. I will pray for sweet Amy and your family.


Thanks for commenting! Amy is truly uplifted by all the words of love and encouragement you share.