In July 2009 Jacob was diagnosed with MDS (pre leukemia to AML) and Monosomy 7.
In October 2009 Jacob had a bone marrow transplant.
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of diseases that affect the bone marrow and blood. MDS is a pre-leukemia that over time turns into AML (acute Myelogenous Leukemia).
Although the bone marrow transplant was successful he continues to battle Chronic Graft vs. Host Disease. His body is rejecting the transplant and is having a difficult time accepting the cells.
He has treatment at Childrens Memorial Hospital in Chicago 2 times a week. The other days of the week when he has the energy he tries to be a normal 6 year old little boy. He loves to read, play ball, ride his bike and play legos.
Jacob's positive attitude and incredible spirit shines through this horrible battle. He is with us today because he is our "SuperHero"
You can follow our Journey at http://www.carepages.com/carepages/JacobKowalik