My name is Jillian Procope. On May 19th, 2015 I finished the very last final exam (!!!) of my freshman year of college and headed home, ready to begin a summer full of vacations and two great employment opportunities. Two weeks later, at 19 years old I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia – or AML. So instead of fun in the sun, I began treatment at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Center.

To this date I have completed three full rounds of chemotherapy, and underwent a bone marrow transplant in the hopes of giving me my best chance at remission. Although there have been posts on my behalf regarding my progress on various social media sites, I chose to start my own blog after the bone marrow transplant as an outlet for my personal thoughts on some of my experiences throughout my treatment (plus I’m always much wittier after the fact).

Close clinical monitoring lasts for at least two years post-transplant, so who knows how long this sucker will continue. Don’t feel obligated to stalk me for two years. I mean it. But, if you read anything at all I appreciate it — even if I’m left rambling to myself come 2017. It happens, ask my roommate.

So please, bear with me while I piece together the events of what was SUPPOSED to be my sophomore year.

Much love,


P.S. All blog posts can be found under the tab “F#ck Cancer.”

Interested in becoming a bone marrow donor? You can take the first step to save a life by joining the Be The Match Registry! Join online at https://join.bethematch.org/Swab4Jillian


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Jill, If I would have met you randomly one day, I would have never thought in a million years that you had gone through so much. That bright shining smile of yours just shows how strong you are. Like the saying always goes, God never gives you too much you can’t handle. You are the true definition of an inspiration. Thank you for being the person that you are and sharing your journey! I am so glad to call you my sister ❤


  2. Jillian ~ your are an amazing example of strength and intelligence ~ keep the positive attitude going ~ my prayers are with you daily!


  3. I love your writing and I definitely love your sense of humor, Jillian. Thank you for offering to share your story with all of us. Can’t wait.


  4. So happy you’ve started this – looking forward to reading your wittiness and sarcasm, it’s already making me laugh 🙂 Love, your favorite Nurse!

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    1. I agree with Leann, your blog is amazing and inspiring! I love seeing how your really felt about your experience! Hoping for a great shout out about your real “favorite nurse.”

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  5. I am glad that you have decided to write about this detour in your life. I posted on your Facebook page at the start of your journey that I hoped you would be keeping notes and that you would eventually write about your experience. This will be an inspirational blog as your odyssey involved dedicated medical professionals, a devoted family and the power of prayer. Continued good health!


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