Honored Kid

Gary Jacobson

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Location

Elliston, MT, US

Diagnosis

Neuroblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

August 1989

Status

Angel

Treated At

St. Peter's Hospital Primary Children's Medical Center

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My Story

Our son Gary was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in August of 1989. He was 21 months young. He had a tumor in the abdominal cavity and a tumor behind his right eye. He went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 16 months. On his last treatment we were informed the cancer had returned. He had surgery to remove the tumor, more radiation and chemotherapy. When neuroblastoma returns it does so with a vengence! After a couragous fight and the doctors doing everything they could Gary passed away in December of 1990. Gary loved the outdoors. We would sneak out of the hospital as often as we could and play outside. He also loved Mickey Mouse, cranes and frogs. Towards the end of his short life he decided he did not like chemotherapy anymore. Why would a child even have to think that? He had such a bubbly personality, a true trooper! His dad and I think of him everyday and miss him terribly. My hope is to someday never hear the word "childhood cancer."

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