Round 3 of Jakes battle with cancer



My llittle brother, Jake has been a fighter since the age of 9 when he was first diagnosed with Type one juvenile diabetes. What our family didn't realize was this was only the beginning of his battles, several years after being diagnosed he had battles with his keytones in and out of the hospital, a few years later he ended up having to have his gall bladder removed at the age of 17.

Jake was a trooper getting through surgery and recovery with a postive mind set being so young.  A year later he found a lump  on his right testical and went into the doctor to find out that on December 14th  at 18years old Jake was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Dec 15th he went in for surgery to have his right testical removed entirely in hopes that this would clear him for good and he would be able to start healing and living without any more complications.

When Jake went back for a routine follow up about 2 years later the cancer was back again...At this point he started to question why does all this hapen to one person, meanwhile he was struggling to keep jobs that allowed him the amount of time off for surgey and healing properly. This in return put some mental stress on him knowing that medical bills and personal living bills would soon accumulate over time. 

One thing that he always inspired me with was with all the ups and downs with emotion...  he continued to stay strong and keep a positive mind knowing he could get through all of this and he was going to fight through it. Just when things started to look up for my little brother.... a few years later.....he again found another lump  on his left side so he went in to get checked to find out that the at 22years old cancer was back. November 25th  they decided to only take partial of what he had left, trying to save him the opportunity to some day have kids of his own. Post surgery he continued to go  in for appointments to monitor the remainging left side to be sure the cancer did not spread. We all thought this was the road to recovery!

At the age 24, March 7th,2016 my little brother was diagnosed with taratomah and senoma cancer {again} in the remaining testical along with them finding more that had spread behind the stomach in some lymph nodes. My heart aches for him and this battle that he keeps having to fight! March 7th  he went in for surgery to remove the remaing left side. The doctors feel that he should go through 3 cycles of chemotherapy to ensure that they get the remaining cancer cells found in his stomach.

 April 4th he will start his first round of bleomycin chemotherapy second round  of etopotide chemotherapy and then third cisplation chemotherapy. I started this gofund me account to help with  all the medical bills that will come, the  personal bills that will accumulate, and the peace of mind that it will give Jake so he can focus on healing and keeping his mind positive with HOPE!! I'm so humbled by his will to fight and so proud of him for being brave... knowing he has no other choice but to be. I just ask that you take a moment and hear his story and think it could happen to anyone, but when it happens to someone close or family... you want to help them in any way possible.. So this is my way of trying to help in the littlest way,  every dollar counts..small or large we are so thankful for your kindness , generosity and donations. 
Thank you..
warmly, Erica( Little-Big sis)

"Courage is not the absense of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear"
- AR 

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey" - KM
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Organizer and beneficiary

Erica Foreman 
Organizer
Pineville, NC
Jacob Foreman 
Beneficiary
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