This is Jake's Story...

Jake is a 20-year-old twin who has been diagnosed with stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare form of cancer. Going through a vigorous daily radiation treatment and weekly Chemo treatments make him extremely tired, weak and sometimes nauseous.

Jake is otherwise a normal teenage kid. He likes playing computer games, paintball, swimming and golfing. He loves hanging out with his four brothers, 4 wheeling, camping, and ruining his mom's laundry baskets while making home videos. He hopes to someday become a computer programmer.

This blog was started to keep his family and friends updated on his status.

Addendum: Jake became cured of cancer, free of pain and everything this world brings on September 29, 2010. He continues his journey in Heaven. He is doing awesome! Hope you're doing the same!

His family thanks you for your generosity in donations, love and service. God has shown us many tender mercies!
Thanks for being one of them!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Good News!!!

No cancer in the lungs! :) :) :)

New info:   The bone scan results will be available next Tues. afternoon.  He will have a central line put in Monday, the 12th, plus get a bone marrow biopsy and aspirate while he is under general anesthesia.  They should be able to rule out that the cancer has not spread on the 14th.  He will start his first chemo treatment, then go home Tuesday and get another treatment the following Tuesday.  Then they will probably go every two weeks for about 30 weeks.  He will at some point soon, have to have radiation therapy.  Surgery is not really an option as he has way too many enlarged lymph nodes and surgery would not be a viable option.  They should see some results within 2-3 weeks of the first chemo treatment.

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