Jennifer Lyon 37, is one of the competitors in Survivor Palau. She died at her home in Oregon Tuesday night because she suffered from third stage of breast cancer. She was born on February 27, 1972 in Nevada. She was a good natured and fun loving girl. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in nutrition and food management. In the year 2005, she diagnosed with breast cancer on third stage. She later got a double mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy. Recently, she opened a Christmas tree lot in that 10 percent of its profits went to breast cancer research in Los Angeles.
In October 2005 Lyon said to people that “In the summer of 2004, I felt something in my right breast that didn’t feel normal,” I thought it was probably scar tissue related to my breast implants. So I let it go — for a long time.”
Lyon told that “I was completely shocked and overwhelmed,”. On Lyon website, she had given a message to her fans “Thank you so much to everyone for sending their encouragement and prayers. It means so much to me and every single one is appreciated. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”
Jeff Probst, a host of survivor said that “Jenn did such a good job of showing me how to love someone who is dying that it is surprisingly easy to talk about her passing. I feel there is great knowledge she wanted to share with others about how to deal with someone who is dying”.
He also added that “Throughout her battle with cancer, friends would often encourage her to ‘Fight harder. Stay positive.’ It’s a well-intentioned gesture but as I learned through Jenn, it’s not always the right one. Near the end, Jenn worried that some people may think she gave up and didn’t fight hard enough. We talked a lot about the idea that death is such a hard subject and so many of us simply don’t know what is appropriate to say so we end up saying the wrong thing for all the right reasons”.