The Jet Foundation provides funding, nutrition assistance, and health resources for Cancer patients and their families.
Dealing with a loved one’s cancer diagnosis is never easy. It’s a difficult journey that requires a lot of support, both emotionally and financially. When my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer, it was a difficult time for my family. As his daughter, I wanted to do everything I could to help him, but I also needed to be able to earn a living for myself.
That’s when I came up with the idea of starting Flourish Create Co., a company that would allow me to work remotely so that I could be with my dad during his treatments. However, when I shared this idea with him, he had a different plan in mind. He wanted me to help other families who were also dealing with cancer.
Together, my dad and I came up with the idea of a foundation that would help families deal with the financial burdens of cancer treatment and provide support for issues like nutrition and wellness care. We had all struggled with these things during my dad’s treatment.
One of the biggest concerns for my dad was the financial burden of his treatment. Despite having good insurance, there was a time limit on his disability term, and he was worried that he would be dropped from his insurance. We also struggled to find nutrition and wellness care resources, which we knew could be powerful tools in helping him feel better and have more energy to fight his cancer.
We started the foundation in honor of my dad, Steve Jegtvig, who was a loving son, brother, and father. Despite his own struggles with cancer, he was always thinking of others and wanted to help those who were going through similar struggles. It’s our hope that through this foundation, we can make a difference in the lives of families who are dealing with the financial and emotional burdens of cancer treatment.
In conclusion, my journey with my dad’s cancer diagnosis led me to create Flourish Create Co. which later on led to the creation of the Steve Jegtvig Foundation. It’s been a journey of love, sacrifice, and the desire to help others who are going through the same situation as my dad and I did.