Jenna’s Story

Jenna was 13 when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma. Her right femur was completely destroyed by the cancer and her lungs were also involved. She had a 25% rate of survival.

She’s been beating the odds ever since.

Jenna continued school through her treatment, eventually enrolling at Olentangy High School from where she would frequently disappear for rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Her right femur was removed and replaced with a metal bone.

Jenna learned to walk again.

During the next five years, Jenna’s health was continuously monitored. And then, when she was 18 and a freshman at Otterbein University, the cancer came back. Once again, Jenna continued school midst the rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.

In 2011, Jenna was declared cancer free for the second time.

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, our physicians are experts who focus specifically on the condition each of our patients faces. Our Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) teams treat patients with the rarest cancers and blood disorders, and our specialists are sought after to collaborate and participate in treatments across the country and around the world.

“Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been a part of my life for 10 years. I sincerely trust and respect all of the employees here with my life in all senses: physically, emotionally, and mentally. I am so blessed to be able to say that and to have so many genuinely care for my overall health for so many years. I know they will only continue to do so in the years to come!” says Jenna.

Today, Jenna is battling yet another relapse. She loves to blog and is documenting her treatment at www.jennaasbarnett.wordpress.com. She also enjoys helping to lead both high school and college Bible studies through her church. She likes grocery shopping, trying new foods, crafting and playing the piano. And she is looking forward to cheering on all the participants who come through her mile – meeting others who are also beating the odds.

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  • Name: Jenna B.Jenna Barnett
  • Condition(s): Ewing’s Sarcoma
  • Age at Treatment: 24 years
  • Age Today: 07/12/199129 Years

Jenna was 13 when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma. Her right femur was completely destroyed by the cancer and her lungs were also involved. She had a 25% rate of survival.

She’s been beating the odds ever since.

Jenna continued school through her treatment, eventually enrolling at Olentangy High School from where she would frequently disappear for rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Her right femur was removed and replaced with a metal bone.

Jenna learned to walk again.

During the next five years, Jenna’s health was continuously monitored. And then, when she was 18 and a freshman at Otterbein University, the cancer came back. Once again, Jenna continued school midst the rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.

In 2011, Jenna was declared cancer free for the second time.

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, our physicians are experts who focus specifically on the condition each of our patients faces. Our Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) teams treat patients with the rarest cancers and blood disorders, and our specialists are sought after to collaborate and participate in treatments across the country and around the world.

“Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been a part of my life for 10 years. I sincerely trust and respect all of the employees here with my life in all senses: physically, emotionally, and mentally. I am so blessed to be able to say that and to have so many genuinely care for my overall health for so many years. I know they will only continue to do so in the years to come!” says Jenna.

Today, Jenna is battling yet another relapse. She loves to blog and is documenting her treatment at www.jennaasbarnett.wordpress.com. She also enjoys helping to lead both high school and college Bible studies through her church. She likes grocery shopping, trying new foods, crafting and playing the piano. And she is looking forward to cheering on all the participants who come through her mile – meeting others who are also beating the odds.

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