Grey Matter Life.

My friend Jennifer has a MRI’s every three months. She needs them to check on the brain tumor that she lovingly calls “piece of shit”.

She’s amazing. I’ll let her tell you a little more about why…

I’m Jennifer.

Wife to Paul and mother to three children and three rescue dogs. I’m also an advocate, volunteer and Domestic Goddess (I jest) of everything in-between in a place I fondly refer to as “crazyland”.

Oh, yeah… there’s this: I’ve got a brain tumor. Well, let’s be honest…shit happens and it could be worse.

An Infultrating Grade II Astrocytoma that was removed from my right temporal lobe August 18, 2008. As I gracefully referenced above, shit happens and you just have to clean up the disastrous mess, jump back into the thick of it and live life. Life keeps on going and laundry needs to get done…and damn if that’s not true!

In addition to being a patient advocate, fellow vest enthusiast, talented photographer, and funny lady she keeps a blog, Grey Matter Life, about her journey.

We invite you to join us on our journey while we share our adventures, highs and lows and general life chaos as we navigate the newest chapter in our lives. This is a chapter, not the entire story. My tumor is not who I am and not what my life is about, it is simply a chapter in the book that is my life…there are better things to come.

She’s the strongest person I’ve ever known. She asked me to shoot her latest MRI (no new growth!). Here are the images.


January 15, 2014 - 11:39 pm

Lisa Edney - What a beautiful touching documentary of Jennifer. Happy the results were no new growth: praying for healing…

January 16, 2014 - 1:58 am

Mandy - Kate, this is fantastic. You have such an eye for the little details that few others have. You are an inspiration.

February 21, 2014 - 12:30 am

Christina Kori - Kate, these pictures of Jennifer are some of the most touching photos I have seen in a long time. Thank you so much for sharing them. My mother had cancer and even though the stress of it is heartbreaking, these photos reminded me of the victories and the defeats and the season in my life that I shared with my mom. God bless, Christina