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, January 4, 2011

Day of Hope

So we are sitting in the cancer clinic at Primary Children's Hospital.  We are hoping to be out of here by 5:00 p.m., just in time for night traffic!  Maybe earlier!  That would be awesome!

I asked the doctor what is Jake's best case scenario.  She said that as good as he is doing, it is very common that it will take a few months to recover from the chemo treatments, but that he should be able to lead a normal life (except for the fertility part)!  It would take a miricle for Jake to have children.  I guess that is that saddest part for me...but, you never know what God has in store for Jake.  If he's suppose to have children, he will!

So today my eyes are wet...because I have hope!  My heart is full of gratitude for those of you who have been generous with your time and means to help our family and especially Jake.  So grateful for your prayers in Jake's behalf. 

May God bless you for being our angels!

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