Pandemic, cancer won’t hold woman back from Albany dream job

Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff
Created: August 27, 2020 07:33 PM

Jennifer Martin worked in the field of medicine for much of her career. However, having to be on the other side as a patient was overwhelming.

Martin was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. It had metastasized to her lymph nodes.


While there's never a good time to be sick, in her mind, it couldn't have come at a worse time. She was about to begin a new job with a dream position of running the office for a new family medical practice in Albany. Now she wondered if her boss still wanted her.

With his nod of approval, she moved with intention of setting up the office while getting treatment.

Then the pandemic hit.

Martin now marvels at how she made it through it all and is glad she refused to give in to fear.

Hear Martin talk more about how she made it through everything by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.

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