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, July 8, 2011


Jake is on the right and Zack is helping him to the tent so he can lay down.
Jake was able to walk on his left leg on Thursday, but it's still a bit of a gimpy walk...unsteady.
I was so happy to see Jake walk in the door on Thursday! That means he's healing!
About 4:15 p.m., Thursday, I felt some urgency to go down the mountain and call the Urologist. I just happened to catch him before he left his office. He had the pathology report and told us that there were still live cancer cells where they removed the tumor. They won't do anything for about 6 weeks because he needs some time to heal. Monday, we should get a game plan for further treatment...our guess is more radiation therapy.
I have to say, I was hoping for the news..."We got it all out and Jake's cancer free!" I guess we always hope for the best case scenario, but...
Jake's doing well. We're not crying about it because we feel it will be fine...just more appointments to keep, more driving to Salt Lake, more bills to pay...
We are so happy that the tumor is out of his body and he is healing! It's great to see his smile and I love his skinny hugs!
Thanks for your prayers, love and support!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rose. It's Marci, from Healthy Wives blog! I seriously can't read your blog with getting teary. That photo of the brothers speaks a thousand words. I was just thinking about you and your family and we'll keep praying for ya'll over here. Love you!