In Memory of Jodi Ford

4/6/1979 to 7/23/2009

In the early summer of 2009 with no warning, Jodi was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer – Adenocarcinoma.

This is a very aggressive cancer and could not be put into remission, but with prayers and treatments, it slowed from spreading quickly. Jodi continued to fight until the end! The prayers and gifts and contributions by so many companies, friends and family was truly overwhelming.

The Fundraiser on July 19, 2009 was an amazing success. For everyone that was there, you know that when the doors opened at 12:00 until the end of the event at 6:00, the VFW hall was packed. Jodi was able to make this event for an hour! The response from everyone was tremendous. Jodi was essentially blind due to the cancerous tumors behind her eyes, causing her hearing to become a new super power. The entire group was asked not to clap, but raise their arms and hands and wave. It was Standing Room Only and everyone was standing and waving their hands and arms. It was breathtaking.  The reception line for Jodi began immediately. Jodi visited with as many people as she could, but the hugs and love were simply too much of a strain on her back – due to the cancer spreading to her bones. She ate a little and made her graceful exit. The only words I remember her saying in a whispered tone to everyone was simply – Thank you.

During the last few days of her life, Jodi loved talking and hearing about the successful fundraising event. She smiled often and knew that she was loved by many.

Our family is so appreciative of all the support and prayers from everyone.

Gary Moody (Jodi’s Big Brother)