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!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jake Update 7/12

Jake is out of surgery and just had a bowl of Fruit Loops.  We are waiting for the chemo team to come and tell us what our life is going to be like for the next year.

Addendum:  If they don't find any cancer in the bone marrow, the regimen will be an overnight stay every 3rd week.  The other weeks it will only take about an hour and he can come home.  This will be for the first 13 weeks, then they will reevaluate to see if the lymph nodes are shrinking or not.  The second 15 weeks will have the same overnight stays, but he will get to skip a couple weeks and not have to come up to PCMC at all.  Then reevaluation, then another 15 week course. 

The radiation therapy will start on week 4.  Most likely he will have to drive up every day for treatment every day, Monday through Friday.  We will find out more about this on Thursday.

They take really good care of Jake here.  I'm sure they are giving him the best care available

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