HELLO MY NAME IS JACK

 

 

Jack is a nine year old boy who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma of the femur in April 2014.

 

The medical plan at this time is expected to be about eight months of intensive treatment including chemotherapy and surgery followed by extensive physical therapy.

 

Jack is a nine year old boy who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma of the femur in April 2014. Before diagnosis he fell out of a chair at school and had knee pain that persisted for over a month. This led to a diagnostic work-up that led to his cancer diagnosis. The medical plan at this time is expected to be about eight months of intensive treatment including chemotherapy and surgery followed by extensive physical therapy.

 

Right before Jack was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at CHOP, he and his family moved to a new apartment which had a large number of stairs that he was no longer able to climb since he was diagnosed with cancer. His family had to make quick arrangements to find another apartment unit on a lower floor which involved moving expenses.

 

Jack is frequently hospitalized for his cancer treatment and also has frequent clinic visits. This has been challenging for the family as his parents have to coordinate who will come to the hospital with Jack, who will be able to care for his younger brother during the time that he is hospitalized, and how will dad continue to go to work to continue to provide for the family.

The family has been grateful for assistance from family and friends, and is grateful as well for consideration for assistance from Charitique.