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, June 16, 2011

Good News/Bad News

So I finally got a call from the Hospital with the PET scan results. 

The bad news is, the tumor is stll active (Live tissue)
The good news is, it is not anywhere else in his body.

Devastating!  Jake was upset, but not visably.  I had to ask him how he felt because I couldn't tell by his face.  He hugged me for a long time and promised he would continue to fight it.  (Yesterday, he wasn't so sure he could endure much more!) 

We won't know the game plan until tomorrow.  I am, surprisingly, optimistic.  I don't feel like this is a death sentence for Jake.  I believe that there is something that will make him better...just not sure yet what it is.

I don't want anyone to feel like their prayers weren't heard by Heavenly Father!  He knows what is best for Jake and I totally trust Him with Jake's life!

Your prayers have given me strength beyond any capacity imaginable!  I may still cry if I talk about it, but we wll get through this.  Crying doesn't mean I'm not just hurts to see your son in pain...but it's ok...I'm ok...

Thanks for loving and caring about us.  I know it's frustrating not to see the results we had hoped for...but sometimes life doesn't always turn out the way you's a very interesting adventure!


  1. We love you guys and our prayers continue to ascend in your behalf. Thank you for inspiring us all with your love, zeal, and testimony!

    Your eternal brother,