Shaken, Not Stirred

teri • August 10, 2016 • 6 Comments

Our Jake, co-founder and publisher of Generation Q Magazine, has a writing style that captures the attention, asks the reader to listen as she tells the story of what’s happening. Starting her writing career as a news reporter for a daily newspaper helped craft her engaging style. This style also helps when the story isn’t so fun to read. Even if it’s difficult news, she can take you through the details while keeping you engaged right to the end of the story.

11089065_10152839211526637_6119901939466605891_nSo here’s her latest difficult news story. To quote Jake, “I have cancer. Breast cancer.” Yeah that. Invasive Ductal Cancer.

Whew. Now that we have the difficult news out of the way,
head right over to Jake’s personal blog, Mama Makes Quilts, for the story right from Jake’s mouth, er pen. Ever the New Yorker, with the tenacity this city’s people are known for, Jake is already in fight mode. How? Not quite sure yet, there are meetings ahead with doctors, options to considered for the plan of action.

There is no question what GenQ will be doing. For our part, we will be here. We will love and support Jake through all of this. However, this is one time–as a crew, as a company, as friends–that living and working in the same city would be really helpful. Because meals, a herd of cats that need feeding, and loving on Sam.


We’ll be like your favorite bra, and simply support you.

Quilt. Sew. LIVE. Breathe.

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  • Cathe Hedrick • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #1

    WE love you Jake! Thinking of you and holding your hand all along the way. Cathe

  • Jodi Gradolph • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #2

    I’m sorry to hear this. You will be in my thoughts during your fight. Love to you.

  • Linda Carlson • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #3

    Jake, I will add you to my daily prayer list for Grace, strength, healing and cure! I’m starting my 10th year of being a breast cancer survivor, and in 10 years, you will be able to say the same, too. Keep positive, and turn to your quilting needles for solace.

  • Laura • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #4

    Sew sad. I will be praying for you.

  • Rosie Roberts • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #5

    Dear Jake, Have loved your writing since seeing my first Q-Mag. Just want to send you Love and Best Wishes and
    as quick a recovery as is possible. Know this is a very hard time for you and your family but want you too know I for one am on your side. We need to be done with Cancer. Take good care of yourself and have a very positive spirit. Rosie

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