Back in May, when it was reported that Decemberists' player and all around sweetheart Jenny Conlee had been diagnosed with breast cancer, an outpouring of support from the band and the community joined her as she began treatment. Now, some six months later, we've got the good news everyone's been waiting to hear.
On October 21st, Decemberists' front man Colin Meloy tweeted the happy news (hash tagging it #beyondchemodrome) that Conlee's cancer is officially in remission. Now that she's out of the woods and on the mend, Conlee can get back to doing what she does best, playing and creating beautiful music. And even though the Decemberists are currently on a touring hiatus, I know I can't wait to see Conlee on the stage soon.