Honored Kid

Jeffrey Robert Penkala

Jeffrey Robert Penkala Kid Photo

Location

Schaumburg, IL, US

Diagnosis

Neuroendocrine Carcinoma

Date of Diagnosis

November 2009

Status

Angel

Treated At

Comer Children's Hospital

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My Story

Jeffrey was a very kind hearted soul. He loved life and touched so many lives. Believe it or not he still is. It is so amazing. He enjoyed riding his bike, playing soccer, bowling, skiing, going to the beach and riding the waves, going to the Dells and making sure he went down every slide at that pool. And most of all he LOVED his little dog (Niko). In November 2009, Jeffrey was diagnosed with a form of a rare adult cancer, Neuroendocrine Carcinoma. He passed away on October 26, 2010. We don't look at it as though Jeffrey lost his battle with cancer --- we look at it as though he has won. He has enternal life. No more pain, no more suffering. He is in paradise with the Lord. Doing all those things he enjoyed before he got sick. And through God's promises we will be with him again. "In a blink of an eye" --- Jeffrey knew this and believed. Jeffrey has a Guy, Jeffrey knows a Guy, The ultimate Guy --- His name is JESUS.

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