In Memory of Julie

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Please meet Julie Latvis Segnit.

Julie grew up in LaGrangeville, New York and graduated from Arlington High School. She married the love of her life, Paul Segnit Jr., and had two beautiful daughters, Jenna and Madison.

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In August of 2012, Julie was diagnosed with 1B2 Cervical Cancer and was sent to Albany Medical Center where she had a radical hysterectomy. After all pathology reports came back, Julie was told that she was cancer free, that they had removed all the cancer. Yet her life was turned upside down in February of 2013, when she was told her cancer had returned and it was very angry.

She soon found herself driving back and forth to different medical facilities for radiation, chemotherapy, blood transfusions, surgery, pain management, and more, putting a strain on her and her family emotionally, physically, and financially.

Julie was admitted to Vassar Brothers Medical Center in January 2014, shortly after her 38th birthday, and was told there was nothing more they could do for her. She was losing her battle to cervical cancer. Her family was losing her. Still, she never blamed anyone, nor did she blame God for her illness. With nothing more to be done, she moved into the Kaplin Hospice Home in Newburgh, New York to live out her remaining days.

Julie gained her wings on February 28, 2014, after fighting a very courageous battle.

Julie Latvis Segnit was a beautiful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, family member and friend. If you knew her, you’d have to ask, “God,why?” Cervical cancer does not discriminate. Any woman can get it at any age. Many will survive and others will lose their lives. Whole families will be affected by the diagnosis of cervical cancer.

There were no support groups or assistance programs to helped Julie and her family. Julie’s Cause has been born to honor her life and to help others in the way she would have wanted. Our mission is to provide support and assistance to those who face the challenges accociated with treatments and recovery from cervical cancer.