Jill was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 40, when she was working full time and her daughter was only 6 years old.  Because she has been lucky enough to feel pretty good through all of her different treatments and chemotherapies, it’s been hard for her to make time for herself.  Finding Wellspring and Kelly has given Jill the ability to take the time for a massage every week to relax, focus on her health and maintaining a sense of calmness.  Kelly has been an integral part of her recovery when dealing with various issues that have arisen during treatment, such as muscle pains, joint tightness, etc.  Jill and her family are so thankful for Wellspring!!

Dave suffers from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). ALS is a motor neuron disease, that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. Lou Gehrig first brought national and international attention to the disease in 1939 when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. Most commonly, the disease strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.

Linda was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma when she was 21, almost 26 years ago. She’s gone through seven recurrences and a recent stem cell transplant. It was hard for her daughter, two sons, two stepsons and, of course, her husband, to see her go through all these treatments. Chemo and radiation take its toll on a person and the family also. “I’ve done extremely well with ALL my treatments and feel fortunate to be healthy today. My experience with Wellspring Journey has been a huge help and I highly recommend it to all patients!”

Sandra is an artist, consigliere and mentor to her St. Paul neighborhood (and beyond) youth, lover and rescuer of Boston Terriers, and a collector of many fascinating, humorous, and well designed curios. She has lived with rheumatoid arthritis for many years. “Living with chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis has had a tendency to alienate me from my body. Massage brings me back by getting my blood flowing, easing the pain instantaneously and soothing my mind. I recommend massage to everyone!”