Losing my mom after a courageous battle with lymphocytic leukemia was devastating. Jeffrey's Voice offered the help and hope that my family was not alone in our loss, and they also assured us that there are people fighting vigorously to find an end to this dreaded disease. Their help and support are priceless.
First came across Jeffrey's Voice just a couple of years ago. I watched a video about Jeffrey's story told by his wonderful Mum Nancy. It touched my heart in so many ways to hear about his fight, and of course the loss of such a beautiful young man. Then all too soon to lose Brian too, almost just too much to listen to. But I did, Nancy has to live with this story every day because it is her story, her life that she lives every day. Spreading the word of this wonderful charity one day soon, I hope and pray there will be a cure for Leukemia, and it will be with the help of one of the strongest soldiers in this battlefield Nancy Horne. Keeping my lights on. x
Jeffrey's Voice, Inc - touched my heart, I was diagnosed with AML Leukaemia. I am a survivor and I find that this site, whilst in Adelaide Australia provides information and support and keeps me grounded and reminds me to be grateful everyday.
I was diagnosed with CLL in March of 2011. I lost my father to Cancer two months post my diagnosis. I met Nancy Horne on Facebook and read about the amazing things she's done through her foundation Jeffrey's Voice, Inc. I have found her to be my strength and someone that has done so much good considering what she's been through. Nancy is an amazing woman, and I am blessed to know that she's doing so much for all of us who have a form of leukemia. Thank you Nancy for ALL YOU DO through Jeffrey's Voice, Inc. May God bless you.
Having been diagnosed with AML twice in four years, receiving a stem cell transplant the second time, I can speak from my own terrible experience with leukemia. As with most people in the general population I used to think that cancer had to include some sort of tumor in one's body. Boy was I wrong! Leukemia is indeed a cancer albeit one within your blood. Essentially this cancer is destroying your blood cells. I have connected to so many victims over the past four years that have contracted the disease. Quite a few survived, but unfortunately some people that had so much to live for and perhaps give to society succumbed to it. Fortunately I have been able to make great progress in my recovery and, including my brother who provided me with his perfect match stem cells, I attribute this to the great physicians and hospitals that give so much of themselves in working to eradicate leukemia. But the defeat of the monster is far from victory. It depends on the continuous work of scientists and medical personnel. But this does realistically come with a price. It's hard to believe but the odds of someone you know, possibly a close relative, of becoming a victim of leukemia are high. There is no definite known cause or cure but with the continued and selfless volunteer work of Nancy Horne's "Jeffrey's Voice" and the dedicated actions of Laura Clark Koon, who has suffered the terrible loss of her young husband because of leukemia, there can be more survivors such as I that are fortunate to be able to encourage others to donate to the cause.
My daughter had leukemia and is now in remission. Knowing that there are people who care and are working towards a cure boosts our spirits. We pray that people like this will help to bring an end to this horrible disease once and for all.
JEFFREYS VOICE IS A WONDERFL NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION. It was started an is run by a wonderful woman that tragically lost 2 amazing sons to this horrible disease , way before their time. She now works diligently to raise funds so that others don't suffer . I have so much respect for her. Several times a day she posts information on blood cancers an leukemia. Her only mission is to help others I pray that others will help JEFFREYS VOICE so that this disease can be in the past
I recently spent a few weeks with Nancy and cant compliment her enough on her passion and drive. She is a tireless warrior when it comes to this wonderful cause and I wish her nothing but the best.
When I decided to go to enroll at Georgia Southern University the fall of 2005, I decided I was going to join a Fraternity. I chose Delta Chi and was the president of our pledge class...all 12 of us. Jeff Horne was one of my pledge brothers and a good friend. Tragically, he passed away too soon and in his and his brothers honor, their mother started this wonderful charity. My wife and I have been as involved as our time permits but Jeffrey's Voice is always on our minds. Mrs. Horne works tirelessly to make sure events are planned and go well. She constantly keeps us updated on what is happening through social media as well. We love the charity and cant wait to keep helping. I'd recommend it to anyone who can help.
Just want to say that this organization gives a voice to those who can no longer speak...I can't think of any more noble an organization that is so stead fast and genuine in its fight against this horrible disease...we recognize and want to thank them for picking and carrying the torch even when personally painful to them-they do it. It is thier personal mission. If only more people in this world could use thier knowledge and power for good like this -what a different world this would be...
My sister is fighting leukemia . She is 39 with 3 sons and a husband . It has changed her life and the life of her family members. I didn't know much about this disease until my little sister was diagnosed . Now I'm am learning all I can . I learned of this organization for Laura Koon . I met her at MD Anderson in Houston . She shared with me her story . My sister was in ICU at the time with a blood infection, pneumonia . She made it out of ICU . I came home and found this page . Now it is my goal to share and help bring awareness any chance I have . Mrs Nancy Horne is a wonderful lady. Not only helping others but by bringing awareness . I hope together we can all find a cure !
I have dealt with many organizations in the past 2 years since being diagnosed with leukemia. After speaking with Nancy she more than convinced me of her true compassion and dedication to finding a cure.When it comes from a mother who has battled this with and for her children, it shows what an honorable mother , leader and fighter she is.
The Horne family have created Jeffrey's Voice to help raise money and awareness for Leukemia and other blood cancers. A family friend was diagnosed with Leukemia last year. Jeffrey's Voice was these for support.
The Horne Family works tirelessly to rid the world of this vicious disease that took the life of their young adult son and then 2nd son from complications related to trying to save the first son. No family should ever have to experience such loss. However, they face the challenge of spreading the word about research and finding cures with such grace. If we could only help them in their fight-perhaps their story would be seen as a triumph rather than a tragedy.
The Jeffrey's Voice 5k was amazing. My best friend died of leukemia a few years ago and although it was devastating, I wanted to keep her spirit alive. Participating in 5ks (and other similar events) has allowed me to do just that. In the few years since Christy's passing I've run a number of 5ks, but this particular event for ~ Jeffrey's Voice and a cure for Leukemia ~ was VERY well organized and the positive energy was contagious! The most exciting part of this event was students' leading role in its realization. I'm a teacher and Christy was a children's nurse, thus, watching the next generation take such a proactive step towards educating the community and finding a cure was inspiring! And yes, the pancakes were also pretty amazing :-) Soria E. Colomer, MA, NBCT
Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Scholar
Teaching Assistant, Department of Language and Literacy Education
University of Georgia
There are not enough words to begin to describe the amazing efforts of Jeffrey's Voice; but the story behind it is greater than that. The story is tragic, yet shows just how much of a difference, the two young men who inspired Jeffrey's Voice, really did make, and have continued to make, even after the loss of those wonderful men. I witnessed the story, from the beginning, being Jeffrey's girlfriend throughout high school and college. It is devastating what Leukemia (AML) can do to a person, not only physically, but emotionally, and to those around. Mrs. Horne, Jeffrey and Brian's mother, has established the charity in order to continue to fight, for a cure for the wretched disease. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, (where Jeffrey was treated) has even seen what a difference Jeffrey's Voice is making, by critical research being done there, that Jeffrey's Voice has helped fund. Every part of Jeffrey's Voice, every cent, goes to helping find a cure for Leukemia. But more importantly than that, Jeff and Brian Horne's voices continue to be heard, through the hard work and dedication of the organization. Jeffrey's Voice is a charity that won't give up ~ not ever, and not until we find a cure for this horrific disease.
The story of the start of this great organization is a sad one. It has touched me and many other people personally. The Horne brothers were great friends and members of the Delta Chi Fraternity at Georgia Southern University. Unfortunately while still such a young man, Jeff was diagnosed with Leukemia and passed away less than a year later before his 21st birthday. His younger brother then passed away from heart complications a short time later. While this would be enough to devestate anyone for the rest of their life, Nancy Horne decided to turn her sadness into a great cause and organization, Jeffrey's Voice. She has given everything she has to promote this organization and take it to the next level. While many organizations claim to be non-profit and only some of the money you donate actually gets to the cause, that is definitely not the case with Jeffrey's Voice. All of the money raised goes directly to the cause. Mrs. Nancy even covers a lot of the overhead out of her own pocket! While we will never be able to bring back our great friends Jeff and Brian, we can ensure that their memory and legacy is not forgotten through this great organization. I highly recommend getting involved!
Jeffrey's Voice is an organization founded on nothing but love. Two young men who wanted their life experience with leukemia to bring about a cure for future patients and a mother who is bold and strong enough to carry out her sons dreams. Because it has been created on nothing but love, there is no financial gain for anyone but research organizations capable of fulfilling the mission of Jeffrey's Voice - to find a cure for leukemia.
Jeffrey's Voice was established by a dear friend of mine out of the pain of the loss of 2 of her sons due to the impact of leukemia in their lives. Rather than crawl up in silence, Nancy took her pain and turned it into action motivated by her sons who had wanted, more than anything, to find a cure for leukemia. And she's not sitting around waiting for funds to come to her - she's going out in every possible direction and seeking resources to go directly to leukemia and other blood cancer research.
Jeffrey's Voice affects me personally because, in addition to my love and awe for the Horne family, my son grew up with Jeff and Brian. He, too, supports their cause due to their passion as well as his own personal connection. Kirk is a blood cancer (Hodgkins Lymphoma) survivor.
I have been involved with Nancy and her cause since earlier this year. The story of Jeffrey's Voice is touching in that Nancy lost not just one, but two sons. Nancy & Jeffrey's Voice are advocating for a cure for leukemia. Jeffrey's Voice is very active on social media to help spread education and awareness. I have learned alot from their posts.