Jack Curtis Savage Cancer Fund

Jack Curtis Savage was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, in November 2015, when he was 21 years old. He was a junior at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was studying advertising. This of course was devastating news, but Jack remained optimistic and determined. He finished the semester at school, and after chemotherapy and a major surgery to remove his tumor, he had won his first battle with cancer. 

43084826_1572651300692434_r.jpegIn February 2017, just after his 23rd birthday, we got some bad news. Jack's cancer had returned, but this time in his brain. We had one weekend to process this, and Jack underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor. The surgery went great, but he still had a long road of treatment ahead of him. Through the surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, Jack was adamant that he stay in school. He drove back and forth from Houston to Austin to do all his treatments and attend classes and his internship. He graduated from UT that May! And a couple months later, he finished his therapy and had beaten cancer again. 

43084826_1572651563149997_r.jpegAfter graduating, Jack decided to pursue veterinary school, so he was back at UT, now taking a full course load of basic science classes. He is always up for a challenge! Unfortunately, in April 2018, he had another recurrence, again in his brain. He did some more radiation and chemotherapy, and again stayed in school (and still maintained excellent grades!). He did an impressive 10 months of chemo, and Jack took it like a champ and was free of disease once again. He decided to enjoy this freedom for a little while, and took an extended ski trip to New Mexico and Colorado. He challenged himself to ski as many days as possible, and skied until the very last day of the season. 

43084826_1572651784438780_r.jpegAlso during this grueling 10 months, Jack used his countless hours stuck in the hospital to explore his creative side and be productive. He created his own app, called Emoji Bodiez. The app allows you to add a body to the emoji faces you send in text messages. You can make your emojis dance, rub their bellies, give a peace sign, and so much more!

If that wasn't enough, Jack started his own T-shirt company after realizing there weren't any good clothing options that were accessible for cancer patients. He designed shirts with strategically-placed zippers, so that he and other cancer patients can comfortably receive treatment. His company, Savage Clothing, now sells a number of Jack's designs on T-shirts with and without the zippers, and he donates a portion of the proceeds back to MD Anderson, to keep fighting the fight against cancer the best he can. 

43084826_1572733221850755_r.jpegAfter beating cancer three times, Jack's cancer came back again in his brain and spine in June 2019. He has undergone radiation, chemotherapy, stem cell therapy, and is preparing for a bone marrow transplant in November. He is so close to beating this disease again, and his treatment so far has worked extremely well. He is hoping this transplant will do the job, so he can get back to feeling good and living each day to the fullest. 

All donations will go towards Jack's medical bills and to support him as he goes through the rest of his treatment. Thank you so much for your support, prayers, good vibes, and generosity. 

Much love, 
The Savages

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  • Kelly McHugh Lopes 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
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    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Elaine Menges 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Ken, Zoe, Tony, Andy and Jon Albright  
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Madge and Curt Savage 
Organizer
Houston, TX
Jack Savage 
Beneficiary
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