Jessica Adams, daughter of James and Kim Kardashian, says her first instinct is to help her son, James Adams, with his “special gift.”
But when her husband of eight years is diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the mother of two is not only dealing with the physical pain of losing her daughter, but also the emotional, mental and spiritual anguish of not being able to provide for her family and friends.
Adams shared her thoughts on her son’s diagnosis and the difficulties it has caused in her life in an exclusive interview with ESPN The Magazine.
ESPN The Mag: How does the diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma affect your life?
Adams: It’s a real shock.
The diagnosis is a blessing because I’ve done so much for my sons, and he’s the only one of us that has ever been through this.
And when I read that, it’s like the news broke and everything started to fall into place for me.
The only thing that was really different was when I got a call from the doctor that told me that I had pancreatic adenocarcinoma, which is a type of cancer that starts in the pancreas and affects the liver.
And it’s so different from cancer that you normally don’t have because it doesn’t affect the liver or the blood or the organs.
I’ve gone through so much pain and heartbreak and anxiety, and I was still doing the same things I was doing.
And I know what it feels like to be on the verge of losing my daughter.
It’s not easy, but it’s a blessing.
I think that’s really the most important thing about this disease.
It means that everything that’s happened in my life has come at a very slow pace.
The good thing is that I don’t know what’s going to happen to me.
I can’t be in my car or in my house or anywhere.
I just have to have a good night’s sleep.
I have a lot to look forward to.
I hope that my son doesn’t get cancer because I’m not the only family member that has been through that.
I know how tough it is for parents.
ESPN: Are you in a position where you can offer support to your children?
Adms: I can do that.
That’s the hardest thing for me, because I have to be strong for my kids.
And they’re going to need me.
They have to know that I love them and that I’m here for them.
ESPN.com: How have your children affected you as a mother?
Adamps: I’m very grateful for them because they’ve given me everything.
My husband is very loving and supportive.
We’ve been blessed to have had such a strong support system.
They’ve also given me all the support I need to be here.
ESPN [James’ father] James is a very big part of the family, too.
I would say that he has a big role to play in supporting the family because I know that they’re so focused on their family and their kids.
We all need support from a lot different sources.
I’m going to miss them.
We’re all so blessed.
But also I’m just so blessed that I’ve been able to support my children, and also to have my husband and my son support me, too, because they’re such big, huge, loving, amazing people.
ESPN Magazine: How important are you in their lives?
Adoms: It is very important.
I really believe that they are so much more than just a dad and a wife.
They’re also the best friends I’ve ever had in my whole life.
And James has been able do that with such a wonderful, great wife, his daughter.
And she’s going through a difficult time in her own life.
They are so supportive.
And also James is really loving and caring, so I don�t think that his cancer will affect him too much.
But I think his wife will miss him.
ESPNmag.com Adams said she would be happy to help James with his cancer treatments.
Com has reached out to James’ representatives to discuss a possible joint venture.
Adoms also addressed the negative reaction to the announcement of her diagnosis with a statement to ESPN.
“I’ve had the most positive reaction to this.
It has given me the courage to tell the truth about myself.
I had the privilege of sharing with James and to my family my experiences and my struggles that are leading me to this stage.
I am grateful for the outpouring of support from all over the world.
It is an honor to be a part of a story that has the support of the world and from my family and my fans.
The positive energy that I have received and the love that I am receiving is overwhelming.”
ESPN The Fayetteville Observer: Why is the diagnosis so difficult for you?
Adamas: It can be very