It’s amazing how quickly our lives can be changed and completely turned on their heads. About 3 months ago my dear friend Marjorie had a perfectly healthy 6 year old son. We had actually just had a playdate finally after not seeing each other for at least 5 years! Jake is the kind of boy that loves to play in Central Park and climb on the rocks, splash around at the beach or just like any 6 year old annoy his sister. But it was when he told his mom that he wasn’t feeling well that their lives were changed forever.
Marjorie took her son Jake to the hospital to get checked out and was told only a few hours later that the probability was that Jake had leukemia. Further testing confirmed T-cell Leukemia and young Jake was put on a 3 year chemo plan. It’s hard to think that his treatment plan is literally half his life. But that’s why #TeamJake is participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ‘Light The Night Walk’ to try and raise funds to help find a cure.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helps raise money to find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. Jake is just one in 54 thousand who will be diagnosed this year, and fundraising events like this raise key funds to help find a cure.