Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Germanna SGA President Jenny is determined to make a difference. She refused to give in--first to cancer, now to heart disease.

The Free Lance-Star
After two bouts with cancer, a massive heart attack, quadruple bypass surgery and three additional heart attacks, 40-year-old Jenny Stone has stared down her mortality.
“I realize tomorrow is not promised,” she said. And with that fact ever-present, she’s chosen to make the most of her time by going after her goals with determination.
“It’s get up and go or sit down and die,” said Stone, who lives in the Falmouth area of Stafford County.
“I want people to understand, when they have tragedies in their life, you can take them and get back up and have them as your reason for life.”
Stone ran a catering business and relished the work, but the heart attack in 2008 that led to her bypass surgery put an end to that career.
Her doctor said the long hours and the heavy lifting the job entailed were too much for her heart.
That’s what led Stone to chart a new course.
She enrolled in Germanna Community College three semesters ago and is now working to become a counselor so she can make a difference in others’ lives.

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