April 4, 2002 - February 16, 2024

At 16 years old, Jack woke up with terrible pains in his hips. Thinking it was just growing pains, we gave him over the counter pain medications. It seemed to help as the pain subsided. Two weeks later, the pain was back and this time we figured it was worth a trip to the pediatrician. The pediatrician sent us to Children’s Hospital Colorado for a blood test. He recommended to my wife that we take an overnight bag, just in case. We didn’t think it was anything and just got Jack to the hospital.  After a blood test, our oncologist came back and broke the news – Jack had leukemia. Our world stopped. Jack was immediately admitted to the hospital and thus began the long road fighting this horrible disease. Jack has been a superstar during his treatments and never complains. He is actively involved in his treatment – always asking the doctors loads of questions.  He is determined to kick cancer’s butt.  He is looking forward to his senior year of high school and what is in store for him.