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!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Jake update

More waiting...We are getting a PET scan on Wednesday.  This will (hopefully) tell us whether the tumor is dead or live tissue.  I'm afraid....I so need a vacation from worries!

If it's dead problem...however, he is having more swelling and more pain, which needs to be addressed.

If it's live tissue...I will be devestated!..nevertheless, we will deal with whatever we have to deal with.

Dr. Wright called me a couple days ago and she did research on his CT scans to verify if the tumor was bigger or smaller from the beginning.  Apparently, the biggest part of the tumor was about 6.5 cm (not 4 cm as they had told us in the beginning).  Now it's 5 cm, smaller, but not that much.


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