Jadon's Aggressive Brain Cancer Battle

Like many high school seniors, Jadon looked forward to his final winter break before graduation. He just received his driver's license and anticipated his upcoming senior activities: prom, graduation, and preparing for college where he was interested in continuing to play football. It was the middle of the morning on Christmas Eve 2020, when 17 year old Jadon Phillips, a senior at Delran High School, was not waking up like normal from a nap and was unresponsive. That was the day that Jadon and his family’s life took a new direction.  Jadon was rushed to the hospital that day, and it was discovered that he had blood on his brain and needed emergency surgery.  After the surgery, Jadon was in ICU at CHOP for 35 nights. His mother, Caisse Gore, a well loved and dedicated 8th Grade Language Arts teacher at William Allen Middle School in Moorestown, did not leave his side. As you can imagine, Caisse experienced exhaustion and emotional distress. Because of COVID, there have been restrictions on patient’s support systems. Although this family’s world has been tossed upside down, it hasn’t stopped them from believing in God for healing.

On January 27, 2021, Jadon was released from CHOP and he and his mother went home to enjoy one another and the rest of their family.  During this time, they waited to learn if the cause of Jadon’s brain bleed was a blood clot or a tumor.  After tests were conducted, it was determined that Jadon had experienced symptoms due to a tumor.  This meant that Jadon had to return to CHOP to have more surgery, this time to remove the tumor.  On March 3, 2021, the tumor was removed and he and his mother were back in the ICU at CHOP for 17 days. Jadon received physical, occupational and speech therapy and a shunt was placed in Jadon’s brain to alleviate fluid build up.  Just as the family thought that the journey was winding down, results from the tests on the tumor were made known; it was malignant.  Three weeks later the tumor returned.  In March 2021, Jadon was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer.  Through all of this, the family’s faith in God has not wavered and they are believing in Him for Jadon’s healing. 

Jadon is known to his friends and family as being persistent, strong-willed, loving, and sensitive.  He enjoys spending time with his parents and his brothers and sisters.  After having multiple surgeries (at least 8), he is now receiving chemotherapy and daily radiation at Penn.  His mother, Caisse, is giving him around the clock care and squeezing in time to care for the others in their family.  Jadon’s diagnosis along with the treatment have resulted in his inability to walk or bathe himself, and he has difficulty swallowing.  Jadon’s father, Keith, and Caisse’s husband, Ryan, have been the backbone as they are working together to lift Jadon in and out of their SUV everyday for appointments and bathe him at night. Jadon’s parents, siblings, and family members are working as a unit to support one another, and are now in need of everyone in their community as the challenge is becoming harder to bear. 

Jadon and his family are in need of  love, support, and positivity. All donations will help the family with overall expenses, household bills, food, gas, tolls, and supplies for Jadon’s care.  In addition, Jadon needs a handicapped accessible van and a ramp.  The family is so appreciative for each of your acts of love during this difficult season.  If you’d like to send Jadon, or anyone else in their family a word of encouragement, please leave a message here on this site. Please spread the word of Jadon’s Aggressive Brain Cancer Battle.  Thank you and God Bless.
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Caisse Gore 
Raised $7,831 from 60 donations
Marlton, NJ
Tahira Aziz-Logan 
Team member
Raised $450 from 7 donations

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