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, February 22, 2011

Prayer time!

So, instead of chemo today, it was laundry and cleaning the kitchen (Yay!)!  I talked to the nurse today to see if there was anything we could do to get Jake's platelets up enough to get chemo, but she had nothing.  All I have is you guys and God, so if you could please say a prayer for Jake to get his platelet count up to at least 75 so he can continue with his chemo treatments so we can get this over with and he can get on with his life!

Jake's in really good spirits these days!  Sadly, he has lost so much strength in his hands and feet, just coming up the stairs is a hardship for him.  Sometimes he has to crawls up the last 5 stairs.  He told me yesterday he fell down and had to get help to get back up.  I asked him if he needed one of those geriatric gizmos so he could say, "Help!  I've fallen and I can't get up!"  I know it's more sad than funny, but we try to make light of the hard stuff so it doesn't seem like such a tragedy.  It's better than crying all the time!

1 comment:

  1. I'm from the healthy wife site. You have my prayers.