Help Jack Beat Lymphoma!

27157914_159215338057330_r.jpeg27157914_159215340574954_r.jpegJack's Story begins 12/7/2017 when he complained of pain under his right arm. Throughout all of December he was treated for a presumed infection in the lymph nodes under his right arm.  Towards the end of December when antibiotics clearly were not working and Jack had developed a barrage of new symptoms Lisa took Jack to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter (CHKD).  Another round of antibiotics was ordered.  During this round, Jack developed a rash on his chest and abdomen, he could no longer take a bath as water made his skin feel like it was on fire and the skin on his hands and feet began peeling. The decision was then made to biopsy the nodes under his arm.  Due to an untimely snowstorm the biopsy was pushed back.  Alas, on 1/8/2018 Jack had multiple biopsies of the lymph node and sores that had subsequently developed on his body.  On 1/10/2018 my sister heard the words that no parent should have to hear.  "Jack has Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."  

Cancer. 

A Cancer that is only diagnosed in 40-50 people in the entire US a year and often goes misdiagnosed as infection. 

The Oncologist followed the diagnosis with Treatable, Beatable, Curable! Those words are fantastic, but the journey to get there is hard and expensive.  Jack's treatment will be over the next several months. He will have 6 weeks of inpatient treatment at CHKD, 1 week at a time with 2 weeks home between each treatment week. During those 2 weeks at home he will still have to make visits to CHKD for clinic and lab visits. 

CHKD is a little less than 100 miles from Jack's home, and takes about an hour and 45 minutes to drive.  Lisa's ability to work as a school teacher has been significantly impaired however, bills continue to need to be paid.  This is where you come in!  So many people have asked what they can do to help.  Here's how...

Money collected here will be used for Gas, Jack's Medications, Household expenses (rent, electricity, water, etc. which total about $1,887/month), Hospital bills, Food.

You can follow along Jack's Journey at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jackaycoth

We thank you for your compassion and your help during this time.  Please keep Jack in your prayers!

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 9 mos
  • Barbara Holtzapple 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Kellie Lutz 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rachel Cahoon Gray 
Organizer
Durham, NC
Lisa Jensen 
Beneficiary
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