The fan, Shelly from Oz, lives in Australia and has never met her fan club family, nor has she even seem Jake in concert, but she's been a fan for years, since seeing his video "Starting With Me." She opened up about her battle with breast cancer this month when she posted a blog about her battle on the fan club site.
Since her announcement, fans have been working behind the scenes to get the site changed to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October, and to give moral support to their sister Down Under. The pink site went live this week.
Led by fan club members Jaime and Erin, fans are also tweeting requests for good thoughts and prayers, several have called her to check in, and they're also planning a few other surprises to help keep her spirits up.
Fan club members have also organized a Virtual Pink Ribbon Breakfast to raise money for the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. You can join at http://www.
Please keep Shelly from Oz in your thoughts, and congratulations to Jake and his fan club members for their thoughtfulness support!