“He went through treatment like a champ and always had a smile on his face.”
On September 28 , 2016 at the age of 11, Jack Vold was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) He started treatment and was upgraded to very high risk of relapse because of his age, and the type of cancer cells he had. He went through treatment like a champ and always had a smile on his face. He battled extended stays in the hospital, and diabetes throughout his yearlong front line treatment. He also missed out on vacations, lots of the 6th grade and his true passion; basketball. His doctors decided that he was a very good candidate for a bone marrow transplant, and his twin sister Kaylie(the volleyball player in the family) ended up being his10/10 perfect match donor. On May 19th 2017 Jack received his transplant and spent 40 days in the hospital. His positive attitude helped a lot during those 40 days; even the doctors liked to come and see Jack first and spend extra time with him, because he always had a smile on his face. Jack returned home to Wabasha, and started the 7th grade at W-K on the third week of school. He is cancer free and he is out of treatment, there were several more appointments for Jack and he will deal with side effects from treatment for an unknown amount of time.
Currently Jack is in his last quarter of the 8th grade, stands 6 feet tall and wears a size 14 shoe. He played basketball this winter and got lots of fishing and hunting in over the past year. Starting in January he now sees his oncologists every three months instead of monthly. He only take vitamins, and is getting his strength every day. We thank Jack’s Dr’s for saving his life every day and we thank organizations like MMVT for saving ours and helping us out!
If you can support our other favorite Charity- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. https://donate.lls.org/lls