Honored Kid Jacob A. Age 17

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Naperville, IL, US
Brain or spinal cord tumor
Date of Diagnosis
April 2005
In remission
Treated At
Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
Comer Children's Hospital


Jacob was diagnosed with medulloblastoma brain tumor in April 2005. He underwent surgery at Hope Children's Hospital to remove the tumor which was the size of a tennis ball. Another surgery followed 2 weeks later to place a shunt in his head and port-a-cath in his chest.
Two weeks after being released from Hope, Jacob's follow-up treatment was transferred to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Jacob's protocol was 54 weeks in duration, to include radiation and chemotherapy. Active treatment ended in June 2006, and he continues to be monitored on an annual basis through the University of Chicago's Long Term Pediatric Cancer Survivor's Program. While doing well at home and school, Jacob still requires a daily regimen of pills and injections to manage the effects of the cancer treatment he endured.
Since the last St. Baldrick's events in 2013, Jacob has turned 16!! He is a sophomore in high school and is currently working towards getting his Driver's License. He loves to build models, drive an ATV, take care of his pet ferrets, enjoys bowling and is a member of his high school's Video Club, Computer Club and Horticulture Club. Jacob has remained persistent with pursuing his career as a Locomotive Engineer - something he has wanted to do since age 2!
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