“Help Jack, get back on track”
My precious 3 ½ year old godson, Jack Riggio’s, hardship began back in July when he was admitted to the hospital for 9 days with a very high fever of 104.3 degrees. He’s had a rough go at it since then, as he’s been in and out of the hospital for several months, including another week-long stint in the hospital during the month of August.
Jack's team of doctors at LIJ Cohen Children's Medical Center have been working diligently to determine what's going on with the little man. By doing extensive examinations such as taking bone marrow, biopsies, weekly blood tests, as well as performing genetic testing, they have determined that little Jack has a mass behind his lungs, but ultimately remain stumped as to what the cause is, and we are currently left with no clear treatment path or solution.
As the mass on his lungs has shown no improvement, it’s imperative that we figure out what’s going on inside his body, but that entails experimental and expensive testing.
Jack was excited to start his first year of school but is currently being home schooled and lives vicariously through his favorite characters on TV, Thomas the Tank and Daniel the Tiger, as he’s too sick to join his friends and would-be classmates outside like he should. As much as it pains our family to reach out, our only hope of getting Jack back on track is to ask your help in raising the funds for his medical bills.
Please help me in supporting Jack and his parents, Victoria and Sal Riggio, who are working tirelessly through this challenge, but time only allows them to do so much themselves!
Thank you for taking the time to hear Jack's story and please help us get the word out that he needs our help!
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