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!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


For those of you who have not followed Jake's progress on Facebook, Jake had his tumor removed this morning/afternoon.  The doctor came about 20 min. ago and told us that the surgery was finally finished!  It went very well.  He did not have to have a skin graft (from his thigh) as they suspected they would need, so his healing will go much faster!

I am so relieved to have the cancer out of his body!  There may be some unknown complications down the road, but we can address them as they come.  Best case senario is that no more surgeries will be required and he only has to come to the hospital for check ups that have fabulous results!

I am so grateful to God for this great outcome!  I am very grateful to my friends, family and strangers who fasted and prayed for Jake and for our family.  I pray that this may never be your trial, but if heart and new found strength is here for you to lean on.


  1. That is wonderful news. We are so glad to hear that everything went well. Our thoughts and prayers have been with Jake and your family.

  2. And they wouldn't let him keep it? Lame!
    Jake, you're a good man.