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!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Here is most of my crazy boys!  (Mike was at another table with his new BFF)

Jake is doing great right now!  He had a transfusion of blood and platelets last Friday and is feeling and looking much better now.  I think his weight is down a little (I notice this when I have to give him a shot and have a hard time finding enough fat to put it in.  I have to have him curl up in a ball so the skin is loose enough on his stomach to pinch together).  I found out that there was a shot that I would only have to give him one, after chemo.  We're going to check that out!

I counted how much time we have left with the cancer treatments.  Here is the run down:  We have 15 weeks left.  We have 6 long days (formerly inpatient) of chemo and 4 short.  We only have to have chemo once in January!  He will have his second evaluation scan on Feb. 8th (probably).  Swelling continues to go down, but...(not complaining this month so nothing here).

Thanks for your continued prayers and support!

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