Diagnosed with colon cancer as a teenager, this nursing student faces the future with a cheerful determination.
Jessica Webster Sendra
Jessica Webster Sendra writes for The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, coordinating social media and media relations while telling the stories of doctors, patients and researchers. Jessica worked in public radio for 25 years. Prior to joining Michigan Medicine in 2017, she spent seven years as a print and digital journalist.
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