Jayden is a 17 year old boy who loves hunting, fishing, snowboarding, football, and riding 4-wheelers.
In February 2019, his family’s entire world was turned upside down when he went to the doctor with hip pain, thinking he may have sustained a football injury. 3 days later, Jayden endured multiple hour-long scans and an invasive surgery which resulted in a diagnosis: Osteosarcoma in his pelvis and spine.
Since then, Jayden has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy treatment where he and his family spend 3 weeks at a time in Salt Lake City. When he finished all 18 rounds of chemo, he received 35 radiation treatments. They originally were going to undergo a surgery that would remove his leg, pelvis, and sacrum; however, the tumor was too close to the nerves in his spine, which made the surgery impossible.
After completing treatment in November 2019, Jayden went back every 3 months for scans. He lived his life like a normal teenager: hunting, fishing, snowboarding. Unfortunately, just 6 months after treatment, scans showed that the tumor in his pelvis was growing again, and he had nodules in his lungs as well. With relapsed osteosarcoma, the doctors said that it was no longer curable, and that it was just a matter of trying to hold it off as long as possible while preserving his quality of life. Now, his family is searching for answers and help, but have been told to cherish the time they have.
In spite of the mountain of challenges facing him, Jayden has remained positive, resilient, and kind as ever. He has never complained about his lot, or been unkind to nurses, doctors, or family. He is a true warrior, and he is ready to fight!
Jayden and his family are traveling for treatments, so not only will they incur medical bills, but they will also need to pay for hotels, food, and travel expenses to and from the hospital.
Please keep Jayden and his family in your prayers, and consider making a donation to help them face the uncertainty that comes with a life-changing diagnosis like cancer.
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