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Jill Laura Creedon
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 12, 2005

Jill Laura Creedon, 25, of Wayne, Pa., a nursing student who helped care for patients while she was battling a fatal illness, passed away at home on 7/12/2005 of hemangioendothelioma.Miss Creedon was diagnosed when she was 2 years old with the disease, which causes tumors to form in the blood vessels. Though doctors were doubtful she would survive, with treatment, the disease went into remission and she enjoyed an active childhood.She graduated from Notre Dame de Namur Academy in Villanova, Pa., where she played soccer and softball and ran track, and then attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where she played soccer. In her junior year, the disease returned and formed tumors in her liver.In June 2001, her mother, Janet Spross Creedon, donated 60% of her liver to her daughter. Miss Creedon returned to college and graduated with her class in 2002. She worked for several months for a mutual fund company before tumors appeared in other parts of her body. After doctors stabilized the disease, her mother said, Miss Creedon decided she wanted to give the kind of care to patients that she had received. She took prerequisite science courses and enrolled in the Villanova University College of Nursing in 2004.While she was studying at Villanova, the disease worsened. She received infusions of chemotherapy, interferon and morphine, her mother said, but she wouldn't quit, and completed her clinical training this past year at Lankenau and Bryn Mawr Hospitals. She had a 3.2 average for her course work and received a distinguished achievement award from Villanova."She never let anything stop her, and never said 'Woe is me,'" her mother said. Right before her liver transplant, she went river rafting and hang-gliding in Europe. In May, she visited the Acropolis and last month attended a friend's wedding and spent a weekend at the Shore.She was determined to live life, her mother said, and wouldn't talk about her sickness.Miss Creedon enjoyed music, especially Pearl Jam concerts; playing the guitar; and photography. Last summer, her painting, A New Awakening, won an award from the Wayne Art Center.In addition to her mother, she is survived by her father, Timothy J. Creedon; a brother, Paul; and her grandmother, Mildred A. Spross.  
Created by: Joan Pacitti
Record added: Jul 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11424703

You certainly were an angel on earth, Jill and I'm sure God gave you a special place in Heaven.
- Grace, Peace and Love, Karen
 Added: Jul. 25, 2005
Jill, you are an amazing young woman. Your family and friends will never forget you and your bravery. You helped others even when you were sick yourself. You never gave in and never gave up. Now you are in Heaven with God and all of the angels and saints....(Read more)
- Joan Pacitti
 Added: Jul. 25, 2005

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