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Surround the Thackers with LOVE

$18,830 of $28,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 3 months
Created April 9, 2018
Judah Finn Thacker is the oldest of three and loves Bey Blades, Pokémon, Star Wars and building LEGO’s with his mom and dad.  He is 9 years old and fighting brain cancer with his family’s love, hope and prayers in Knoxville, TN.  Originally diagnosed at age 4, Judah had brain surgery and 15 months of chemo and rehab beginning in 2013.  In April of 2018, an MRI showed his tumor was growing again, and within a week he had a port in place and began an intense year long chemo regimen. I am Judah’s aunt, and my entire family knows he is the most courageous kid we know.  Fighting cancer, especially at a hospital far from home, is exhausting and expensive.  Both of his parents come to every out of town appointment, and his siblings have learned to make a home in lots of places, from waiting rooms to grandparents’ to the back of the van on I-40!  

Judah is full of joy, never complains, and has faced unbelievable pain and disappointment with a lopsided grin spreading across his face. Judah is an awesome big brother, fun-loving and always willing to play a game with younger kids using his gigantic imagination. He knows this year of chemo, “will be really hard,” and we all wish this stinking brain tumor would go away!

Visit Judah’s Caring Bridge Page to read his story or to get updates on his brave battle to love his life and crush his cancer!  https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/judahthacker

We are raising funds to help the Thackers:
Pay their insurance deductible and drug cost for 2018-2019 during Judah’s chemo (approx $18K).

Cover travel and childcare expenses for their frequent trips to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, 3 hours from their home (approx $4K).

Provide some relief and joy, like dinners, date nights, or FUN activities for Judah and his siblings when he feels up for it ($6k). 

In the words we imagine Yoda would say to Judah: Cancer you have, fight you must!
Warriors come in all sizes, and our favorite is a 9 year old with a huge, generous heart named Judah Finn!
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$18,830 of $28,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 3 months
Created April 9, 2018
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