For the past 2 to 3 months I’ve been doing research on child hood cancer for my big Senior project in school.
Tonight I got the privilege of sitting down with a couple named Matt and Erika, their son picture above, was named Jack. When Jack was 4 years old he was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumor, a very rare and fatal type of cancer. However, Jack lived 13 months despite this disease and was a the happiest kid with “a zest for life.” I kid you not I have never seen a picture of this little boy without a smile on his face no matter what treatment he was going through. 
I asked his father, Matt, tonight when I met with them what he thinks kids my age can do to make a difference in pediatric cancer. His answer blew me away because he changed my whole point of view. 
Matt told me it’s not about money, fund raising is great and it does help, but the best thing is to be personal and change these kids lives. Despite losing his son at age 5 Matt and his wife run Jack’s foundation “Join A Cause For Kids” and meets families and kids going through what he did with Jack and then does things like donate money to them or buy them Christmas presents. 
It’s people like Matt and Erika and Jack who bring light into this world because their such strong people, they never shed a tear talking to me tonight and I was choking back sobs just asking them simple questions. I just wanted to share their story with people because its something that I care so deeply for and Jack was such a beautiful boy who is stronger than anyone I’ve ever known. Jack is a true little hero, now an angel. 
If you want to know more about Jack, his family, and his foundation you can go to his website: jackcharity.org
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For the past 2 to 3 months I’ve been doing research on child hood cancer for my big Senior project in school.

Tonight I got the privilege of sitting down with a couple named Matt and Erika, their son picture above, was named Jack. When Jack was 4 years old he was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumor, a very rare and fatal type of cancer. However, Jack lived 13 months despite this disease and was a the happiest kid with “a zest for life.” I kid you not I have never seen a picture of this little boy without a smile on his face no matter what treatment he was going through. 

I asked his father, Matt, tonight when I met with them what he thinks kids my age can do to make a difference in pediatric cancer. His answer blew me away because he changed my whole point of view. 

Matt told me it’s not about money, fund raising is great and it does help, but the best thing is to be personal and change these kids lives. Despite losing his son at age 5 Matt and his wife run Jack’s foundation “Join A Cause For Kids” and meets families and kids going through what he did with Jack and then does things like donate money to them or buy them Christmas presents. 

It’s people like Matt and Erika and Jack who bring light into this world because their such strong people, they never shed a tear talking to me tonight and I was choking back sobs just asking them simple questions. I just wanted to share their story with people because its something that I care so deeply for and Jack was such a beautiful boy who is stronger than anyone I’ve ever known. Jack is a true little hero, now an angel. 

If you want to know more about Jack, his family, and his foundation you can go to his website: jackcharity.org


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