Jeopardy Contestant Dies: Cancer Advocacy Streams The Air
Jeopardy contestant dies of cancer a few days before the episode will be aired. With this, the social media and other news sections encouraged cancer advocacy as it streams the air for Cindy Stowell's dream.
Jeopardy contestant Cindy Stowell has been battling stage IV colon cancer, and was surviving with painkillers when the episode was recorded back in August 31, 2016. The airing should be by December 13, 2016.
Despite Cindy not being able to witness her Jeopardy! debut on air, her advocacy and dream to give something for cancer-related organizations didn't went to oblivion. In fact, her death became an opportunity to encourage others to do their part as well when it comes to helping cancer patients.
Cindy wanted to donate her winning price to cancer-related organizations in order to help those people who suffer the same state as she is. The news of her death was tweeted by her boyfriend, Jason Hess. Hess encouraged the people to watch her upcoming December 13 episode, and moved them to donate for the Cancer Research Institute in her memory.
It was noted that she kept her heads up on the game despite suffering from chronic pain due to her illness. She was able to get past the taping with the help of painkillers. Yet, she didn't let her condition stop her and kept on playing the famed game.
Back then, she wasn't just fighting with her stage IV colon cancer, she was even having a fever due to a certain blood infection. It's her dream and fighting spirit that kept her on her feet.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek said that, "Competing on Jeopardy! was a lifelong dream for Cindy, and we're glad she was able to do so. All of us at Jeopardy! offer our condolences and best wishes to her family and friends."
It is also reported that Stowell even went to some lengths to reach out to producer Maggie Speak to be included in the show as soon as possible, as she knows so well that she doesn't have much time left. She really wanted to get some winnings, tell her advocacy on air, and leave a memory to all that will last a lifetime.