Zackary Knowles Fights Leukemia

On Mother's Day 2018 our six year old son Zack, was diagnosed with leukemia and rushed to Shands Pediatric in Gainsville, Fl. His body had quit producing blood!

We have 2 other boys that live at home whose life will also be affected by this situation and of course other immediate family members lives that this horrible disease will have an affect on. 

Zackary Daniel Knowles is 6 years old. He was taken to the er Sunday morning (mothers day 2018) with an ear ache after being sick with fever and vomiting for a week. Bloodwork showed leukemia cells and he was life flighted out to Shands in Gainesville. He's since been definitively diagnosed with type b leukemia.

He's looking at aggressive real deal lose all your hair chemo treatments over the next 30 days to 6 months with hopefully only maintenance after that. The treatments duration is 3 years long though and he won't be considered cured until he's been cancer free for 5 years. My baby is a wide open, happy kid who's always been healthy. Its like this stuff just fell out of the sky. He's pitifully sick right now though and he is scared . He has also started to lose his beautiful hair so the rough journey is just starting. (read below to receive a free #teamzack T-shirt)


This is going to be a long 3 to 5 year Journey for our little boy. Thank you for all your support! GOD bless you all in JESUS name GODS WILL BE DONE

We are raising this money to help with travel expenses, lodging and bills from being out of work. The treatments are for a full 3 years and living over 2 hours from the hospital, estimated gas alone will conservatively cost 8K a year without food costs and some overnight stays figured in. That is what we started this campaign for, to raise the money to help our family get to the end of his treatments, at which time he will still have a 2 year wait before he can Ring That Bell!

If you donate $50 or more and would like a FREE Pray Big #teamzack T-shirt just be sure to email your Size, Color(navy or white) and where to send it to. Thank you for your support! Plese send us pics to add to his album  in his prayer group so we can show him all the people that  supported him when he is better able to comprehend what is taking place. 

We have a facebook prayer group for updates located here

 Father's Testimony to TRUST GOD
The day that I truly knew God does exist. I wouldn't say that I was forced to go to church when I was a teenager but at the age of 16 found myself in a field off of Foley Cutoff Road looking up to the sky and yelling and cursing at someone I have never met and let me tell you I hated God over something so miniscule can't really even remember why and honestly never gave it another thought after that day.
That is until about 4 years later when my dad passed suddenly. Was this it? Was this the punishment I was expecting would come. one day from my actions, from yelling up in the sky and saying the words I hate you God when I was 16?
After we buried my dad disbelief in God started to set in. I'm not so sure it was disbelief more than it was doubt but  I could definitely feel the existence of a higher power, but still would live with doubt in that existence from that day forth.
I tried to erase all that doubt by bowing my head every morning and thanking God for waking me up and would find myself asking him for things without true conviction in my heart and possibly still a little doubt of his existence in my mind.
Fast forward 20 years with my loving family, an exceptional wife, 5 boys and 4 grandkids and a life no sinner deserves except for the grace of God and doubt in my heart of his existence.
Last night my six year old son who was diagnosed with leukemia the day before(on mothers day), wakes up and ask me, daddy is this all a dream? I have to explain things and let him know it's not a dream, his next question was Daddy am I going to die?
Finally, finally I knew God did exist!!! I mean he has to right, how else can I be pissed at somebody SO MUCH if he don't exist?
I love you God and after 46 years on your earth realize I could never ever love you as much as you love me!! You allowed your son to die for Me, I could never do that for you! JESUS please save MY son. Amen


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Shane Knowles 
Perry, FL
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