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Upcoming TV appearance on 20/20

Just a quick note for those who are interested, 20/20 are doing a third follow up on myself, Hannah, and now Elise. The follow up started last year when we announced our pregnancy, and then subsequently caught the events that followed including bad news scans, radiotherapy, and the give-a-little campaign.

The reporter, Emma Keeling, has written a blog post (which is very flattering) about it which can be seen HERE, along with a 30 second excerpt from some of the interviews.

The segment will air on February 20th, 9.30pm on TV2. I will put up the on demand link on the blog after it airs.

All the cool people will be watching…..  :-)

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  1. Jan Inwood
    February 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Will definitely be watching, Thank you

  2. February 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Can’t wait to see it!
    You continue to be and always will be an inspiration to so many
    Thank you for sharing this journey with us xxx

  3. February 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Can’t wait to see it
    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You will always be such an inspiration xx

  4. DEBBI TODD
    February 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Consider me cool !

  5. Giota
    February 19, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Look forward to seeing it Jared. :)

  6. Mini
    February 20, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Hey Jared I am praying for you pretty much daily. I am praying for Gods powerful healing hand on you and Gods blessing and favor for Hannah and Elise. I was at Easter camp when you spoke and am really encouraged by your ability to be faithful to God and to glorify Him in your difficult journey. Thank you for being so real.

  7. Rebecca
    February 20, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Keep on fighting that beautifull family of yours love every minute of you :)

  8. Kim and Steve
    February 20, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Jared and Hannah you guys are such amazing people. Congratulations on your gorgeous wee girl. Thanks for sharing your story.

  9. February 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    You are a amazing person. Your wife and daughter are beautiful xo Bless you all xo

  10. February 20, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Jared and Hannah you are so amazing, and inspiring! I wish you both well. Congrats on the birth of Elise. I wish you well and thanks for sharing your story

  11. Fiona Richardson
    February 20, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Jared and Hannah – What a beautiful story … Thank you for sharing yourselves with anyone who chooses to watch and listen… Incredibly generous :-) my heart and prayers go out to you as you welcome each fresh new day wondering if it will be your last together on this earth. What a joy to have wee Elise to delight in. I can’t even imagine the challenges you have faced and will face but I do thank you for your honesty and your witness to God’s love and presence in your life. I trust many will be encouraged and get to know God through Jesus as a result of your honesty. Bless you three. Fiona

  12. February 20, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I agree with all the comments above Jared. What an inspiring interview. :) Enjoy Elise and all the best to you all.

  13. Genelle
    February 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing your journey. You and your family are an inspiration. I think you and Hannah are amazingly brave and positive in the face of all that’s happening for you. You, Hannah and Elise will be in my prayers from this day forth. May God bless you in abundance.

  14. Simone
    February 21, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Really enjoyed watching tonights episode of 20/20. Although brought a tear to my eye as I know what this is all like. My childrens father is also going through this, he is 30, first diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2009, the cancer returned last year which spread to his back, neck, liver, and lungs. and he has just started the avastin also.(we also started the give a little page for him today, so i was blown away by tonights episode with your journey!) Im so happy for you and your family that you got to see your baby daughter arriving! Amazing! enjoy and take care, thoughts will be with you :) and thanks for giving me a little bit of hope. and all the best for your wee family also :)

  15. Heidi
    February 21, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Jared I have been following your story through the 20/20 programme over the last few years I have never written to you but after tonight’s programme I felt I had to just say thank you for sharing your story of life, love and faith with us, I was delighted to hear of the birth of your beautiful wee daughter Elise – Congratulations on becoming parents to you both, My prayers and thoughts are with you as you travel this journey with the amazing strength that you have each and everyday you are truly inspirational to so many – God Bless you and your Family each and every day

  16. February 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Wow your story is amazing, you have such strength to go through all you have and still have the outlook that you do. I saw your story on 20/20 last night, your daughter is adorable, your wife brave, and you, courageous, to share your story with everyone is amazing.
    Thank you, and keep sharing, we’ll all keep believing for you.

  17. February 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Also enjoyed your show last night. Showed a great attitude in everything you are facing. Not a criticism, just a query…there was maybe some decision that you would not mention God or your faith in the programme 9or did I miss it)? Just wondering what your thinking was behind that.

    • Jared
      February 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      The short answer is that I don’t have editorial control of the story and whether or not those comments are included is beyond my control. :-)

  18. February 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Jared, I’ve followed your blog for years. The experience that you share is an amazing gift to all of us and reminds us to treasure every day of our life. So glad that you get to meet Elise. Jared, fight on to see her grow!

  19. Sandra
    February 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Jared, our family has walked the same path. My husband was given a 5% chance at making 5 years with pancreatic and he made it to just over 6 years with some really good surgeries and going back for more chemo every time. But more than that just a really positive outlook, not hoping to beat it just living with it. We used to read your blog when you were at 50 rounds and we were beating you at 57. Good luck with your journey, so pleased you got to be a dad along the way.

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