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Survivor's Jennifer Lyon


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Jennifer Lyon from Survivor Palau (came in fourth?) passed away this morning after a five year battle with breast cancer. http://tv.insidepuls...comment-page-1/

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Very sad..... she was in Tom's season I believe

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I have absolutely no recollection of her at all. . . even after seeing her photo.

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I didn't remember her until I saw her picture...



very sad!

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She was in the final 4 with Tom, Ian and Katie..... her and Gregg flirted, had a sort of relationship out there.....very sad that she died so young

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Thought I would pass this along to the group.





Retna Ltd.Jennifer Lyon'Survivor: Palau' contestant Jennifer Lyon dies at 37
Jan. 20, 2010, 2:16 PM EST
Zap2it.com

Jennifer Lyon, fourth-place finisher on "Survivor: Palau," has succumbed to breast cancer at the age of 37.

Lyon was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2005 and shortly thereafter had a double mastectomy and started undergoing chemotherapy. Austin Carty, a contestant on "Survivor: Panama," briefly dated Lyon three years ago and told US Magazine Wednesday (Jan. 20) that "Jen was a genuinely selfless, sweet-natured person. She always had a smile. She cared about every person. This has really rocked the "Survivor" community."

"Survivor: Palau" was the season Tom Westman took home the prize. Jenn was Tom's ally going into the Final Four and when the vote was split between Jenn and Ian, there was a fire-building challenge to decide the winner. Ian pulled it out and Jenn finished in 4th place.

Jenn's website is largely dedicated to various charitable foundations, as she has been advocating for breast cancer research since her diagnosis in 2005.

Year in Review: In Memoriam 2009


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Here is a you tube of some clips of Jenn in her season. I loved watching it and it made me remember alot about her and that season. I had forgotten that she was voted out tied with Ian and lost the fire building tie breaker. I had also forgotten about her going up against Stephanie in one of the challenges and trying to push her head underwater (my favorite clip in the tribute). Anyway, I thought some of you might like to see it.

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When I read that she died this morning.. I felt sad that someone so young died of cancer.... I didn't remember much about her, but I just read something that Jeff Probst wrote about her... and it had me in tears... so I thought I'd share it here

Jeff Probst remembers 'Survivor: Palau' contestant Jennifer Lyon
by Archana Ram
Categories: In Memoriam, News, Survivor
In a year that marks Survivor's 10th anniversary, one of its stars, Jennifer Lyon, who placed fourth in the Palau season, lost her battle with stage-three breast cancer Tuesday at age 37. Survivor host Jeff Probst developed an instantaneous connection with Lyon, and with contributions from Lyon's family, he shared this story about their friendship:

"Jenn and I got reconnected a couple of years ago and became very close, very fast. She shared with me the highs and the lows and the constant choices she and her family faced regarding her treatment.

"When you cut through the social barriers that so often hamper us, it's amazing how quickly you can become close with someone. Jenn made it very easy. She didn't have any interest in wasting time.

"Because the previous Christmas had been so rough, this year she decided to open a Christmas tree lot so she could extend the holidays for as long as possible. Then in typical Jenn fashion she made the decision to donate profits to the Susan Love Cancer Research Foundation. The tree lot was a major undertaking yet there she was every day doing her part to try to raise money to make sure nobody else had to ever endure the same struggle."

Kim Lyon: 'Jenn worked so hard on the lot and they were kind of bummed they didn't make much money off of it so if anyone wants to honor Jenn they can make a donation to the foundation. She would be touched.'

Probst: "Over the past several weeks we had some beautiful talks about life and death. Jenn was so willing to share what she was feeling, including the very real and very scary parts of dealing with terminal cancer.

"Jenn was blessed with a fantastic family. Her sister, her brother and her parents were loving, positive and incredibly supportive of her needs. Her family provided a safe place where she could simply be a daughter or a sister and not have to worry about the expectations of others. It was funny to witness her switch from being a spiritual mentor to playing the role of a daughter where she felt safe enough to simply say 'no' to her mom's suggestion of a hot cup of soup. There really is no substitute for a loving family. Nothing else can compare.

"Texting back and forth became a great way for Jenn to stay in touch with all of her friends. No matter where she was or how she was feeling she could reach out and stay connected via technology. Her phone was constantly beeping with new messages including many from Ethan Zohn.

"I think Ethan and Jenn became strong allies for each other as they both battled their cancer. Ethan was there for Jenn at times when she really needed to talk to someone who could understand the struggle on a level the rest of us just couldn't. Ethan is such a strong willed and inspiring person, their friendship offered a lot of comfort to Jenn.

"Her wisdom about how to live a life with quality seemed to grow with each passing day. I am so grateful she chose to share so much with me. I used to kid Jenn, asking her 'where was all of this insight when you were on Survivor!'

"The Survivor reunion party offered Jenn a great chance to reconnect with so many people from the Survivor family. It was a great night and even though the party was crazy, we arranged a back room, away from the madness, where Jenn could hang out and talk with friends. She looked absolutely stunning that night. Certainly a lot of that is because Jenn was always a beautiful woman, but there was a spirit inside her that night that was palpable. It was clear to me that she knew this was a goodbye."

Kim Lyon: 'Jenn would rather go to a Survivor party than anything else. No matter how bad she was feeling. She could always rally for that kind of a celebration.'

Probst: "Jenn's family arranged a beautiful spot on the Hood River in Oregon where Jenn could enjoy some peace in a lovely surrounding. She relocated there last week. There's a great photo of Jenn walking near the water and she looks so relaxed and at peace. It was definitely the right call.

"The night she finally passed, I had the most amazing connection with Jenn. I was in my home in Los Angeles listening to a CD of music I had given Jenn. I texted her sister Kim and asked her to play the music for Jenn. As I sat there on my couch thousands of miles away, I could feel Jenn holding my hand. Even thinking of it now brings it right back. A few minutes later Kim texted back saying, 'We've already been playing it, but Jenn has stopped responding to us.' I wrote back, 'But she hears it. I've been holding her hand all night.'

"As the night continued Kim was kind enough to send me updates. It was this amazing fusion of spirit and technology. The power of human energy was connecting me to Jenn on a spiritual level and the power of technology was keeping me updated on her journey. If we could find a way to harness this for greater good we could change the entire world.

"The last text came at 11:10 pm when Kim wrote simply, 'Jenn died.'

"Jenn did such a good job of showing me how to love someone who is dying that it is surprisingly easy to talk about her passing. I feel there is great knowledge she wanted to share with others about how to deal with someone who is dying.

"Throughout her battle with cancer, friends would often encourage her to 'Fight harder. Stay positive.' It's a well-intentioned gesture but as I learned through Jenn, it's not always the right one. Near the end, Jenn worried that some people may think she gave up and didn't fight hard enough. We talked a lot about the idea that death is such a hard subject and so many of us simply don't know what is appropriate to say so we end up saying the wrong thing for all the right reasons.

"If I learned anything from Jenn it is this: Don't be afraid to ask someone how they are truly feeling about dying. Don't shy away from the scary parts of death. They need someone to talk to about what is going on inside their head. Most importantly, encourage them to let go of the expectations of others and give them permission to do what is right for them, even if it means letting go."





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Wow, just wow. Now I need a tissue, or two.

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I think Jeff needs me to comfort him hypocrite.gif

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wow, that was heart wrenching, that Jeff is some guy for sure, I had to get a tissue as well




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