On Friday, October 19th, 2018 our sweet and healthy 16-year-old son Jack had unbearable pain in his hips. A trip to the pediatrician lead to lots of questions and the suggestion of a trip to Children’s Hospital for some blood work. After hours of waiting, we received the diagnosis- leukemia. We were floored. Jack is a healthy kid who is always looking out for the well being of others. He doesn't like or need to be taken care of.
We are now faced with a life challenge. Jack is a fighter but what has been explained to us is that we are embarking on a 3+ year journey with the hopes of a recovery. Jack will have intense chemo followed by many more years of additional chemo and other treatments.
Doing what is right and best for Jack won't be easy. It isn't something we saved up for and are scared of what it will mean to our family. His health is our priority. The facility he will be treated at is 30 miles from our house so that adds to the costs and stress.
Any help provided will be used to offset the enormous bills we have been told are coming. We were told the first bills are just weeks away. We are optimistic and hopeful that Jack will recover and are appreciative of any support we will receive.
Jack (on the left) spends his free time volunteering with Expand, Boulder's program to help special needs kids. He is a partner with the Special Olympics helping out wherever he can.
Jack has a HUGE heart and is a wonderful kid.
Daniel & Tricia