Team Jake Cancer Fund

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Raised by 370 people in 33 months
Growing up in a small beach town, 24-year-old Jacob Terrace is no stranger to the sun. Like most Florida kids he has had his fair share of sunny beach days that turned in to sunburnt nights. 16 months ago one of those sunburns caused a small (pre-existing) mole on his right shoulder to bleed. In less than one year that one small mole has now become Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma Brain and Lung Cancer.

In 2015 Jake's small mole was removed, along with a golf ball sized amount of infected tissue, and it was diagnosed as Stage 2C Melanoma. After the removal of the skin cancer and the skin graph to cover the incision, Jake quickly healed and follow up scans showed the cancer had been isolated. 

But on March 14, 2016 the nightmare of that one small mole resurfaced in the worst way possible. Jake was told his Melanoma was back and it had now spread to both of his lungs and his brain. Less than one day after being told he now has Stage 4 cancer, Jake underwent surgery to remove a 2cm tumor from the right frontal lobe of his brain. The surgery was a success but radiation is required to assure that no cancer cells remain, and it will not be until after his doctors feel that his brain cancer has been controlled that they will even begin to treat the cancer in his lungs.

This will be a long and hard fight for Jacob. 

We are asking from those that know him, please donate what you can to help make this difficult time easier for the sweet, happy-go-lucky big kid we all love. Medical bills not covered by insurance, other healthcare associated costs as well as general living expenses will all need to be covered for our friend. 

And for those that have not had the pleasure of meeting Jake, we ask that you find it in your heart to donate what you can as well. Jake's life is just beginning. The carefree days of his youth have quickly ended and he is now facing a fight that most of us will hopefully never know. Please donate to help ease some of the stress from his battle. 

Whether you know and love him, or know someone who loves him, or if you can simply relate to the sunny beach day loving kid that Jake represents, please share this campaign and help do what you can to not only help Jake in his fight but to also raise awareness to the severity of the lesser known dangers that skin cancer can cause.


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As you all may know I was discharged Monday after spending a few weeks in the Hospital due to some Immune-Related side effects from the Immunotherapy, (colitis and an infection). I had a follow-up with my Oncologist yesterday to discuss my current situation and go over a new treatment plan for me. The results of my biopsy from the colonoscopy showed that I have severe colitis which is now more life threatening than my Cancer is... With that being said, we have to stop Immunotherapy treatment and focus on this 100%. I'm starting my new treatment today with a new Chemo drug called, "Entyvio" which I'll be taking for the next 3 months. Since we're stopping the Immunotherapy I have to do new rounds of scans in 4 weeks, a Brain MRI, CT-Scan, and chest X-Ray to make sure the Cancer hasn't spread. If it does end up spreading then I'll have to start using a BRAF inhibitor treatment but hopefully that doesn't happen. I apologize for the delayed update but it's been an emotional couple days for me and my family but I'm out of the hospital, I started my new treatment today, and I'm gaining my strength back so I can start kicking some ass again!! Thank you #TEAMJAKE!! #
09/30/16
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"Battle: Means to fight or struggle tenaciously to achieve or resist something."

I'm pretty sure that I figured out the reason they call it "battling" cancer. Instead of using a less abrupt term like "dealing with" or "getting used to," it's closer to a literal battle that your body is fighting against 24/7. Especially during immunotherapy, which tends to go overboard. It attacks good cells and other organs as well. I guess that's why my oncologist compares it to the hulk? I just wish my body felt that way!

It's safe to say that this battle has gotten me this time around with the long list of immune related side effects. But on a bright side, the progress I've had and all of the amazing support outweighs it all since it's an achievement in itself. I keep in mind that it can always be worse. I think 21 days of recovery time in the hospital is more than enough, along with a new diet and an even more positive attitude. I hope I start looking like myself again! #TEAMJAKE

It can always be worse!
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Here's a quick little update! My condition has pretty much stayed consistent, I still have colitis and my intestines are still inflamed pretty bad and causing severe stomach pain so with that being said.... I have to have a COLONOSCOPY done this morning to see if anything else could be causing this!! I thought you were supposed to receive those on your 50th birthday, not your 25th lol... But oh well, it's Friday, gotta do what ya gotta do. I'll be going under local anesthesia during the procedure thank god, wish me luck and have a great weekend!! I'll keep you all updated. Stay positive. TEAMJAKE
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I've been trying to post an update for about two weeks now but with my lack of energy, knowledge, and health, it's been difficult. On the Monday before last I had to admit myself into the Orlando Regional Medical Center due to vomiting, fever, etc. unfortunately, I tested positive for the Human Parainfluenza flu virus, I haven't had the flu since I was 10 so I'm not gonna lie, I felt like a kid again lol. Once I returned home after spending a couple days in the hospital, my symptoms became a lot more severe. I tried to stick it out by following my discharge instructions for as long as I could but I started feeling extreme pain in my stomach as well. So on Tuesday I admitted myself into a community hospital South of Vero Beach in Port St. Lucie. After a few tests and scans, they showed that I have colitis once again and that my digestive system is highly infected on top of that.. I've been receiving antibiotics, steroids, and lots of fluids. Since this is a community hospital, they don't quite have the necessary medicine my oncologist in Orlando has ordered. Therefore, it took a few days for me to start the "Ramicade" treatment they're putting me on which is a immunosuppressant to slow my immune system down and hopefully fix this so I can start the second part of my ACTUAL treatment!!! Time to fight!! I'll keep you all updated!! Thank you!! #TEAMJAKE
09/10/16 "Ramicade"
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Kevin Terrace
33 months ago
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I feel that my son Jacob is so Strong and has so much Support, that with his awesome doctors and daily prayers, he will be completely healed and forever cured from this melanoma cancer by Our Lord--Amen.

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Patty Baker
28 months ago

So glad to get your update - I've been thinking about you a lot, but sorry to hear you have had some setbacks. Your positive attitude is amazing, dear Jake, but so are you! Know we love you and have lots of folks praying for you!! Stay strong!!

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Karen Mantell
30 months ago

We love your spirit. We love your smile. We hold your healing foremost in our prayers. Make it a wonderful weekend!

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Patty Baker
31 months ago

Hang in there, dear Jake. We are all praying hard for you!! Love you and give sweet Peyton a hug!

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Patty Baker
31 months ago

We love getting your updates but more importantly, we love you!! Keep up the fight and the great attitude, Jake. Praying hard for you in Colorado!

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Michael Petrillo
32 months ago

Kick that cancers ass !!!

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Sherrie Bradley Flores
26 months ago

Amen ! God our father is the Ultimate Physician ! Praying for you and your family.

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Kevin Terrace
26 months ago

You will always "kick ass" Jake, and I will always be there for you whenever you need me, Love you buddy!

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Patty Baker
26 months ago

Hang in there, Jake. You actually look pretty good to me! Get all the rest you can and eat as well as you can to keep your body strong for this new battle. Know we all love you and pray for you constantly, as does my church out here!

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Mary-Margaret Norman
26 months ago

Jake, you are a true fighter! Keep positive, that will help you as much as any drug. Big hugs from N.C.

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Patty Baker
27 months ago

Hey Jake: So sorry to hear about your latest setback; your positive attitude is amazing and certainly helps with your fight. Keep it up, Jake, and just know that so many folks are praying and pulling for you! Sending much love and hugs from the Bakers!

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Marciale Hurt
28 months ago

Such awesome news, Jake! So thankful that you've been blessed with the strength & courage to make this journey. May God bless & keep you healing

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luis rodriguez
26 months ago

Jake, consider bee sting therapy. No bee keepers are known to have died of cancer. I've heard about 1 sting a day or every other day. Not too much because of liver or kidneys. Catch about 3 or 4 every other day by taking a bottle and putting lid over it. Then in the bathroom shake it and make it fall in the sink and you pick it up with tweezers. Im not a doctor, but my dad has been telling me about this for years, I'm 34 and I want you to get to my age and more. You can always get your own hive for about $170 and keep it in your back yard if no allergic neighbors or put it somewhere in the woods. My dad had melanoma in the chin and during that time he stung himself with a lot of bees, like over 10 a day. He likes the knees. Stings for like a minute but you actually get a bit of an endorphin rush. Some places sting more than others, stay away from the face and head. By the way, you can sting a mole and it will be reduced or disappear. I know it sounds like a pain, but I would sting myself throught the day to keep it in the system and probably easier on kidneys or liver that way. Bee's propolis is prescribed for cancer as well by Japanese, but that doctor I read about recomends like 10 or more mL a day and 30mL if treating cancer and that stuff is like $20 per 30mL, so its really expensive for treatment. Believe that God can heal you through whatever means. Keep up that spirit. And make sure to put your trust in Jesus Christ for salvation and for this period, cause none of us know how long we have. But whatever we have we don't look at it as if our time is winding down, our souls continue, its just a metamorphosis, and its crucial that its to life everlasting. Peace, Luis http://www.naturalhealth365.com/bee-venom-cancer-1904.html

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26 months ago
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26 months ago
Kevin Terrace
33 months ago
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I feel that my son Jacob is so Strong and has so much Support, that with his awesome doctors and daily prayers, he will be completely healed and forever cured from this melanoma cancer by Our Lord--Amen.

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Patty Baker
28 months ago

So glad to get your update - I've been thinking about you a lot, but sorry to hear you have had some setbacks. Your positive attitude is amazing, dear Jake, but so are you! Know we love you and have lots of folks praying for you!! Stay strong!!

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Karen Mantell
30 months ago

We love your spirit. We love your smile. We hold your healing foremost in our prayers. Make it a wonderful weekend!

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Patty Baker
31 months ago

Hang in there, dear Jake. We are all praying hard for you!! Love you and give sweet Peyton a hug!

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Patty Baker
31 months ago

We love getting your updates but more importantly, we love you!! Keep up the fight and the great attitude, Jake. Praying hard for you in Colorado!

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Michael Petrillo
32 months ago

Kick that cancers ass !!!

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Sherrie Bradley Flores
26 months ago

Amen ! God our father is the Ultimate Physician ! Praying for you and your family.

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Kevin Terrace
26 months ago

You will always "kick ass" Jake, and I will always be there for you whenever you need me, Love you buddy!

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Patty Baker
26 months ago

Hang in there, Jake. You actually look pretty good to me! Get all the rest you can and eat as well as you can to keep your body strong for this new battle. Know we all love you and pray for you constantly, as does my church out here!

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Mary-Margaret Norman
26 months ago

Jake, you are a true fighter! Keep positive, that will help you as much as any drug. Big hugs from N.C.

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Patty Baker
27 months ago

Hey Jake: So sorry to hear about your latest setback; your positive attitude is amazing and certainly helps with your fight. Keep it up, Jake, and just know that so many folks are praying and pulling for you! Sending much love and hugs from the Bakers!

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Marciale Hurt
28 months ago

Such awesome news, Jake! So thankful that you've been blessed with the strength & courage to make this journey. May God bless & keep you healing

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