Jill Laura Creedon

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 12 Jul 2005
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 11424703

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.


See more Creedon memorials in:

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Joan Pacitti
  • Added: 25 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11424703
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jill Laura Creedon (unknown–12 Jul 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11424703, ; Maintained by Joan Pacitti (contributor 39820900) Unknown.