Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Last Update: 11/26/22
Meet Jake - a 17-year-old student-athlete at Desert Vista High School.
Jake is a smart, funny, athletic, kind, and loving kid. His smile and energy are contagious, and he was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on November 11, 2022.
His body makes too many white blood cells which doesn’t leave room for his platelets and red blood cells to carry out their functions to keep him healthy. This diagnosis has blindsided Jake and his family. He recently spent 10 days in the hospital undergoing round-the-clock care in addition to several rounds of chemotherapy.
Jake is a varsity baseball player at Desert Vista High School and misses being on the field with his teammates more than anything. Jake will undergo 6-9 months of chemotherapy and remain in maintenance chemotherapy for 2.5 years.
Jake’s goal is to beat Leukemia and play baseball for Paradise Valley Community College, which he recently committed to.
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