Thank you, Kayla Levin, for sharing Jack’s story with us and allowing us to honor him!
“Jack is a sweet very goofy 7-year-old. He loves vehicles, his favorite color is blue and could probably tell you exactly what he did on any given date. He was born with an underdeveloped thumb or hypoplastic thumb and we thought that would be the most difficult physical challenge he would have to face. Then at 3 years old, he was diagnosed with autism, ok, we can help Jack and we got him into therapies and school that would help him overcome some of the social and emotional differences he experienced. Then at 4 years old on February 29, 2016, we took Jack to see his pediatrician for some vague joint pain. Dr. Klepper ordered 3 labs and when we looked at the results, I knew. Jack had leukemia. We wouldn’t have the official diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia until 3 days later but I just knew it. Jack’s treatment plan was 3 years of chemo. Jack did so amazingly throughout his treatment. He was very fortunate in that he experienced minimal side effects with chemo. Jack got to ring the bell on May 14, 2019. After finishing his treatment, Jack has thrived! He has so much more energy and loves to run! We don’t know why Jack was picked to face such a battle but we thank God every day that he won his battle.” Kayla Levin