15 Minutes

15 Minutes of Fame
I have loved this break from chemo (a vacation & a mostly stable scan result!!) but I’m back to work now, writing this from the chemo room.
I wanted to let you know of a few very exciting things coming up and I’d love for you to watch, listen, and maybe even learn something!
First, I’m in the Survivor Spotlight on Stupid Cancer’s Radio Show on Monday night!  This show has over  50,000 listeners, so I’d love YOU to be one of them!  I’ll be on live (eek!) at 7 pm Central.  Can’t listen live?  A podcast will be available!  Some really awesome people, Matthew Zachary, and Annie Goodman host the show and really big names, young adult survivor and chef Eric Levine (Winner of “Chopped” on the Food Network) and Hans Rueffert (author and proprietor at The Woodbridge in NC) will also be on the show! More details on how to listen here.
Then on Friday, the 8th, I’m honored to be one of the ten presenters at Pecha Kucha CU at Parkland College’s Parkhill Applied Technology Center.   It’s FREE and doors open at 7:30 pm.  Starting at 8:20 pm, there will be 5 presentations, a beer break (yay!) and then the last 5 presentations followed by an after party with Ryan Goff!  Each presenter will be speaking for 6 minutes and 40 seconds and the topics are totally varied (Extreme Paintball, Ideas and How Not to Have Them, Information Apocalypse and more!)   My bio: Two years ago Jennifer Smith decided she could no longer compete in her quest to become the next Super Woman. She hung up her cape, left her dream job, and focused on being a Professional Cancer Patient and mom to her 6 year old son dubbed “her favorite.” During this time, Jennifer has discovered even greater super powers…and it’s all about Learning to Live Legendary.
Everything you need to know (directions, parking, presenter’s subjects and bios) can be found here.
Then Sunday the 10th is the UI Women’s Pink Basketball game.  Wear pink and join the Fighting Illini at 1 pm at the Assembly Hall!  Admission is just $5 and there is going to be an amazing performance at half time,  you won’t want to miss it!
Survivor and warrior on-court recognition during halftime performance  To participate contact Kali Hofer: 217-244-0062 or khofer@illinois.edu
So, back to work with chemo and then my 15 minutes of fame with the Stupid Cancer Radio Show, Pecha Kucha, and the pink game!  Then I’ll hibernate and sleep for days to recharge.  Watch, listen and I’d love to know what you learn!
PS–The subscribe feature is now working on my blog (check out the upper right hand corner).  No more posts on my Carepage, from here on out, everything will be here.  Thanks for all the support!
Living legendary as a mom with Stage IV breast cancer. Author of Learning to Live Legendary and What You Might Not Know: My Life as a Stage IV Cancer Patient.
  1. Susana Pacheco Hollinger Reply

    Thanks for keeping me posted! I’ll be an audience member for your 15 mins of fame for SURE! See you at PechaKucha and the FCA event too!

    LOVE YOU SO MUCH and HATE stupid cancer. xoxo
    ~ Susana ~

  2. Deb Beach Reply

    I won’t be in town during your 15 minutes of fame, but know that I’ll be thinking of you. You will be “Super” for sure:)

  3. Beverly Hartberg Reply

    I have followed your CarePages and I repeatedly and continually find you an amazing example of courage, humor, and hope. I have cried for you, prayed for you, been inspired by you, and hoped that, even as you have succeeded to become the amazing and dynamic person you are, that you will ultimately beat this challenge and see Corbin off to college one day. I include your parents and family in my prayers, as they, too, have been so strong and supportive.
    Being not-so technologically savvy, I am not sure I will register correctly for your website, but I wanted you to know, that regardless, I am and will be “with you” in spirit and prayer.

  4. Karen Andrews Reply


    So glad to hear you have some exciting events coming up to attend. You are and continue to be such an inspiration to all of us. May God keep blessing you and your family.

  5. Jan Thom Reply


    Just listened to your interview and you were great! Glad you got an opportunity to share your wisdom with others going through similar experiences. You sounded strong and wise with just a little touch of sarcasm. Loved it!!


  6. Tammi Clifton Reply

    Dear Jen, I am so sorry I am late in replying to you. I’m sure you knocked it out of the park on the radio and TV show you were on. How do I find the podcast to watch it? I am so proud to call you my friend, fellow cancer warrior!! Love you bunches!! Tammi xoxo

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