Honored Kid

Jackson K.

Age 11
Jackson K. Kid Photo


Cuyahoga Falls, OH, US



Date of Diagnosis

October 2015


In treatment

Treated At

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Akron Children's Hospital Nationwide Children's Hospital

Change your kid's logo

My Story

Jackson was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma in Oct 2015, at just 2 1/2 years old. At the time, he had 3 tumors (his primary on his vena cava, one in his gall bladder, one in his liver), cancer in many bones throughout his body, & also in his bone marrow. He went through 2.5 years of chemo, radiation, 2 stem cell transplants, & immunotherapy at Akron Children's Hospital & was finally declared cancer free. Jackson remained cancer free just shy of 2 years while going through a trial at Nationwide Children's in Columbus, OH, a trial which was meant to hopefully keep Jackson cancer free. However, before completing the trial, Jackson relapsed in his Central Nervous System in late 2018. Upon relapse, he had 2 tumors in his spinal column & cancer clusters throughout his spinal column, on his brain, & his ear canals. Jackson then began a trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC specifically for CNS Relapse. This treatment included additional chemo, radiation, & port placement in his skull to have liquid radiation injected through his central nervous system. They were able to get Jackson cancer free once again. Only by God's hand has this been possible! However, Jackson still has about another year of treatments, including a vaccine trial through Memorial Sloan, as well as 2 more rounds of oral chemo, in hopes of the cancer not returning a 3rd time. That means, Jackson has spent 4.5 out of his 7 years here on earth going through some sort of treatments for cancer. So what can you do? You can skip that next trip to Starbucks. You can pack your lunch one day instead of buying. You can stay home for dinner one night instead of going out. Then take the money you would have spent doing those things & donate to St Baldrick's instead so that one day no child EVER has to go through what my Jackson has & that no more parents will ever have to witness their child go through treatments that we as adults couldn't handle ourselves. So that no parent ever has to bury their child & never get to hear their child's sweet, unique voice say "I love you" again. Every dollar, every penny helps. Surely a donation to St Baldrick's & knowing that you made a difference to save the lives of innocent children would leave a better taste in your mouth than Starbucks would anyway!

The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect

Who's Honoring Me

Help Give Kids a Lifetime

Infants, children, teens and young adults are depending on us to find cures for childhood cancers — and to give survivors long and healthy lives.

Support lifesaving childhood cancer research today.

Photo submission policy

Please read the photo submission policy and accept below.

By submitting a photograph of yourself on www.StBaldricks.org, you agree to the following terms and conditions for submission of your photograph:

We strongly encourage all users to submit a before and after photo, so that donors and fellow participants can easily recognize and relate to one another.

Any photo containing cartoons, comics, celebrities, nudity, pornography, sexually explicit images or any copyrighted image (unless you own the copyright) is not permitted. This is because photos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are generally copyrighted by the owner.

Uploading images of other people without their permission is also prohibited.

This photo submission policy applies to StBaldricks.org users. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation reserves the right to review all photos and to remove any photo for any reason at our sole discretion. If you see a photo on StBaldricks.org that you believe does not conform to this policy, email to WebQuestions@StBaldricks.org