You Know You're a Cancer Patient When...

It was our first stay at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (an amazing facility and staff) in about 2 years. 


Since You Didn't Ask, But Wondered…

How is Trey? How are Joe and Bella? Are you and Rachel really as close as you portray? What do you pray for besides total healing? These are all questions that are answered in this post…right here!

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An Open Letter to a Surgeon...Revisited

It’s been ANOTHER year removed from that horrific day now three years ago! Please realize this, if you don’t know him and saw him you would have no idea by how he looks or acts that he has cancer.

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Many Thoughts, Feelings, Updates...

You can get up to date right here, right…NOW!

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“Be kind.  Everyone you meet today is battling something.”

Jay Mitlo is the youngest son of Thomas and Betty Ann Mitlo.Jay is a 1989 graduate of Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, PA and 1993 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. After interning at the Dept. of Transportation in Washington D.C., Jay began his professional career as a industrial products salesman. One year later, he began to serve those less fortunate by working in a teenage shelter for girls and with kids in crisis as a wrap around counselor. Continuing his diverse background, Jay was a wine sales representative for the next year back in Bloomington Indiana. Having successfully moved up the ranks of representatives, Jay felt called to do more than sell wine.

In 1996 he moved back to Penn Hills and began to work with YoungLife, a non-denominational Christian youth outreach ministry. After serving for 12 years as Area Director of the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh and Metro Director for all of Pittsburgh, Christ called Jay again. The next calling was to those who need Christ no matter what their age. Jay completed some lei counselor training with the Center for Relational Care in Austin Texas and served as Executive Pastor for Rolling Hills Church in Penn Hills.

Jay has always been very involved in the local community. He has coached the Penn Hills volleyball teams since 1996 and has been the “voice of the Penn Hills Indians” announcing the football and basketball games since 2009.

Jay has been blessed to be the husband of Rachel for 12 years. They are the very proud parents of Joe, Isabella, and Trey.