the New York Times) JONES-Juliet Nicola. 35, died on Friday,
June 3, 2005, after a three-year bout with cancer. She was born
in Amersham, England, in 1969, to Richard and Dorothy Luke. She
is survived by her daughter Katherine Juliet, sister Rebecca, mother
Dorothy, father Richard and husband Richard. We will all miss her
dearly. The cremation will be held at Ferncliff Crematorium in Hartsdale,
on June 8, 2005, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made in honor of Juliet to IBCResearch (http://www.ibcresearch.org/donations/).
Published in the New York Times on 6/6/2005. (for a map
to Ferncliff Crematorium click
During the service, her close friends shared thoughts
and poems with us, please click
here to read excerpts.
The Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article about women fighting
breast cancer whilst pregnant where they quoted Juliet. Click
here for the full text.
Juliet, Richard and Katie appeared on the Sharon Osbourne
show Friday, October 17, 2003. To see the segment, please
click here for high
speed or here for dial-up.
To view the fine cut of the film in six parts, please visit
section of this website.
Juliet's husband, has created a photo timeline of Katie on her very
own site. Please view it at http://www.katherinejones.net
Also, Super 8 films of Juliet as a baby are now
available (note: they are very large files, so give it a while):
the magazine-style article about Juliet's experience through December,
2002 is now available. Please
click here for a .pdf version.
the site for Juliet Jones, an extraordinary woman on an difficult
In her 23rd week of pregnancy, Juliet was diagnosed
with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer called inflammatory
breast cancer, or IBC.
The two weeks following were dark, she admits, but since then, she
has come out fighting.
In many forms of the word, Juliet is a survivor.
Beside working hard with doctors to beat her disease medically,
Juliet decided to create a living legacy: she had professional photographs
taken, she is the subject of a documentary film, and she is participating
in the creation and updating of this site.
"It may be a morbid thought, but I just want
my child to have pictures of her mum looking dignified rather than
ill, so she remembers me with integrity," Juliet said. When
she was first diagnosed, she said, she had a 48 percent chance of
seeing her daughter's fifth birthday.
While pregnant, Juliet underwent four rounds of
chemotherapy, she gave birth to Katie a month early via C-section,
and a week later she endured a full mastectomy on the left side.
Currently, the news is good. Juliet is beating
the odds and the results from her surgery show no sign of active
disease. But, the new year brings new challenges. The doctors wish
to continue with a rigorous treatment schedule. In January, she
will start another intense chemo regiment for two months followed
by daily radiation therapy, which will last through June, 2003.
Click on the "Timeline"
section to get play-by-play updates and follow Juliet as she keeps
pace in her fight, all while settling into the joyous burdens of
My name is Joseph
Van Harken and I was a graduate student of journalism at Columbia
University when I first started following Juliet's story. I have
since graduated and continue to track her progress. I met Juliet
a few years ago through a friend while we were all on a ski trip.
When my friend told me of her situation in September, I was crushed--
just a few weeks before, we had all been celebrating her pregnancy
with some cocktails in the East Village of New York City. Though
a depressing thought, how this could happen to such a young, vibrant
woman, I kept her story in the back of my mind searching for some
seed of inspiration. In late October, 2002 I called Juliet to see
if she would be interested in serving as the subject of a documentary
film I have to make for school. I was very nervous calling her,
but her response was, to say the least, welcoming: "Funny you
would call tonight," she said. "I just had professional
photos taken of me and the topic came up that it be great to have
someone document this time in my life... but who? was the main question."
And, as they say... the rest is... well...
This site is dedicated to telling Juliet's story
as it unfolds. It will stay current and updated for years to come.
Most of it will be written in the thrid person, but can hear Juliet's
voice in the first person within the "About"
section. You also can meet Katie, see photos and experience powerful
video, find information about Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC),
a rare and understudied disease. And you can post your own thoughts
in Juliet's "Guestbook" section.
If you have any technical questions or comments,
please send an email to me.
Juliet Jones and Joseph Van Harken