I've been researching colonoscopies and I ran across this. It's on point for all of us with any type of cancer. It's important to get checked as we are all more likely to develop colon cancer than the average person who has never had cancer. Hope you all are doing well!

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Oncology nurse wants to give her never-worn wedding dress to a cancer patient or survivor

ncology nurse Jessica Leja knows how cancer can get in the way of life.

It can be messy, painful, scary and expensive. It can ruin plans and delay big events such as a wedding.

Leja also understands the importance of finding silver linings no matter how dark the clouds can be overhead.

And so, because her own wedding has been called off, she now wants to turn something sad into something joyful. She wants to gift her beautiful, size 10, Stella York wedding gown to someone else who can use a bit of beauty and kindness in their life.

She wants to give the gown, free of charge, to an engaged or soon-to-be engaged woman who is either in the throes of battling cancer or who has survived it.

“My heroes are cancer patients: the fighters, the survivors and the taken,” she said. “The admiration I have for them is beyond words.

“It would really mean a whole lot to me to be able to find someone” associated with cancer to give this gown to, she said. “That would be the most memorable thing I’ve ever done.”

Of course, she could sell the dress, for which she paid $1,800, but she’d rather gift it, she said.

The gown, which is both white and ivory and features lots of lace, was purchased at Bella Sposa boutique in Tinley Park, she said.

“It’s really beautiful,” she said.

But, it turns out, she added, “This dress wasn’t made for me. It was made for someone else. And I have to find her.”

Leja, 30, says she grew up “an old soul” in Frankfort and New Lenox, graduating from Lincoln-Way Central High School.

She attended Joliet Junior College and has been a registered nurse for six years, two of them specializing in oncology.

She works at DuPage Medical Group in Tinley Park.
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I seem to be getting madder and madder about this! I just want it to be done!!

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