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!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dear Jake...

Dear Jake,
Here I sit at Neskowin Beach...making new memories.  The last time I was here was the time I got that phone call from Dr. Wright saying there was no hope of recovery for you.  The song, Be Still My Soul, kept playing in my head.  With curlers in my hair, I walked out on the beach and cried the hardest, deepest cry I could never imagine.  It was the first of August then.  Now its nearing the one year mark of you leaving us.

I do ok if I don't reflect back.  If I re-read the blog, those old sad feelings come back...and then the tears.  I know you hate it when I cry for you...but it's just the way it is.

This week, daddy and I made some new memories here.  Some healing memories.

Closure does not mean we forget you, Jake.  It just means memories of you are safe...full of love.

Thanks for watching over us, bud.  Please keep watch over your brothers, as they watched over you.

Let us all have peace as we continue our journey.