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!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Dance

Chemo #6:  Last week his ANC (ability to fight infection) went down to 0.  This is not good.  This means we have to give him a shot in the stomach every night...which he hates!  It burns when it goes in and for a time afterwards.  However, the shots (and prayers) helped because his counts were fabulous today 9.9!  He also gained a pound!  Who would have thought that gaining weight would be a GOOD thing!  Too bad you can't do that by proxy!  I would have had him covered for sure! ;)

Next week is another overnight stay.  They have Xbox 360's in the rooms, but only one game that's not for little kids (Need for Speed Proshift).  If anyone has any games he can borrow for the night, let us know!

It's only August and we already used up all of our Flex spending.  Well, we'll just keep paying our tithing and wait for the next miracle to show up!

On a lighter note, Zack and the boys got a short-term job to earn a little money for school and their own bills.  Zack is trying to get school registration figured out at UVU.

Mike and Spencer are trying to wrap their minds around the fact that school will start for them next week!  Come to think of it, so am I!  New Schedule!

Dave is still doing his same old thing.  I still try to play racquetball when I can.  I'm daring to get back on an exercise program with my niece, Jessica.

Thanks for your continued prayers and thoughtfulness!

Today is a good day!  Let's celebrate! 

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