|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1972|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 2010|
Jennifer Lyon, 37 years of age, a contestant on the 10th season of the television reality show "Survivor", departed this life on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at her home in Oregon in the presence of her loving family, after a five year battle with breast cancer.
She was Born in Nevada on February 27, 1972 and grew up in Washington and Oregon. She spent one year in Spain as a foreign exchange student and two years in London working as a nanny. While in Oregon, she attended Portland State University for approximately one year. She then attended Western Oregon State College before transferring to Oregon State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and food management. She pursued a master's degree in the school of family consumer sciences at California State University, Northridge. She continued to work as a nanny in the Los Angeles area and was a photographer part time. She had previously worked as a nutrition counselor, preschool teacher and photographer's assistant. She described herself as good-natured, easy-going and opinionated. She enjoyed hiking, soccer and photography.
Although Survivor Palau‘s fourth place-finisher noticed a lump in her breast prior to filming in 2004, She and a doctor both wrote it off as possible scar tissue from her breast implants. It wasn't until after the show's finale in May 2005, that she went in for further diagnosis. It was then she discovered that the disease was already in Stage 3. Following her diagnosis, she became an advocate for breast cancer awareness.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF JENNIFER,
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done. (bio by: Cadmus)
Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Jan 20, 2010
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