Talking with Jillian

photo-73Days ago I met with reporter Jillian Daley. She was working on an OHSU Knight Cancer Institute article.  The article would be included in all Pamplin Media Group owned papers which covers a pretty big swath of Oregon.

Today, the article was published in the Portland Tribune.  It can be found HERE.  (Thank you Rachel!)

I do feel the need to clarify on a topic that I stay miles away from: smoking.  The article states that I’m a never smoker.  My 16 closest girlfriends know that is not true.  I did, indeed, smoke a cigarette at my bachelorette party.  I am a not a never smoker.

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I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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19 Responses to Talking with Jillian

  1. dickseyclan says:

    I found it!!! Top right corner- there is a light blue flag that says visit our specials section (red rectangle). Great article!

  2. Jennifer Lembach says:

    You’re like George Washington or something…cannot tell a lie. I love it!! 😉

  3. Jessica says:

    If nothing else, maybe you can scan and upload for us? I know a celebrity now!

  4. Paula says:

    Great article! And aren’t you looking every bit like the star I know you are. Love, Paula

  5. Loved the article! It made me laugh and cry! And you are the biggest non-smoker I have ever met my dear!

  6. Deana says:

    Actually, your never-smoking status is safe. Definition is less than 100 cigs over a lifetime. Ha!

  7. Kelly says:

    Great article! (and I thought you looked great in the pics)

  8. Patrick says:

    Excellent article … thanks for stepping forward for lung cancer awareness … smoking is a media stigma they need to demonize us … ignore them and survive!!!

  9. Valerie says:

    We’ve got the article posted proudly up here on the 11th floor! Nice work Kim!

  10. Hi Jillian – I’m really interested in your blog, great article! Just to clarify, a “Never Smoker” is an epidemiological definition meaning someone who’s smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime. So technically, you ARE a never-smoker, if the only time you smoked was at your bachelorette party.
    My mom found out yesterday that her Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is Type III and non-operable. I stumbled across you through a retweet on twitter… and I subscribed!

    • kimmywink says:

      Hi Research Girl,
      I’m sorry to hear about your moms diagnosis. So sad.
      The whole smoking thing is a sore spot for me. It always makes me want to scream, “What does it matter?”


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