Honored Kid

Will G. Jacobs

Age 21
Will  G. Jacobs Kid Photo

Location

Winigan, MO, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

April 2011

Status

In treatment

Treated At

MU Women's and Children's Hospital

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My Story

Will is a 12 year old boy. He was diagnosed with a very rare, aggressive brain tumor on August 28th. Will underwent surgery to remove the tumor on August 29th. It was malignant, and is a form of brain cancer called Glioblastoma Multiforme. He went through 33 rounds of radiation and is now in the process of over a year of aggressive chemo. He is our "Iron Will"! Will is the 7th of 8 children. He is a 7th grader at Green City Junior High and loves playing the drums, riding his dirt bike, being in Boy Scouts, and he wants to be a Fire Fighter when he grows up. He LOVES to eat: french toast, pancakes, taco soup, spanish rice, reubens and he had a blast this summer going to all of the Man vs Food restaurants on our vacation to Portland for our brother Jeb's wedding. Will is the happiest, most helpful, sociable, loving, and sweetest person you could ever meet. He thrives on making others happy. Last summer before he got sick, he went on an all day church trip and took $5 to buy his lunch. Instead, he bought fudge for mom at a candy store and kept nothing for himself. When Will came to the Emergency Room for a CT Scan, the room was very chilly. He asked the nurse if he could bring a warm blanket to his mom so she wouldn't be cold. Thats Will- always concerned about others, always smiling, always paying a compliment, always kind, always sweet. Will is also extremely polite. He never meets a stranger. He always extends his hand to all he meets for a firm handshake and a big smile. You never walk away from him without a hug and a compliment. Will ALWAYS opens the door for ladies. Even when he first came to the hospital and was weak and in a wheelchair, he got up to open the doors for any ladies coming in behind him. Our family has been so blessed to have Will. He has humbled us and made us want to be better. He has never complained once or wondered why this happened to him. He has been brave and accepting. We are amazed by the comfort he has given to us when we should be the ones comforting him. As they wheeled him in to the 1st surgery he wore a big smile and gave a thumbs up sign the whole way down the hall to the OR. We look forward to hearing his silly jokes again, being reminded to be safe, to bless our food before eating, to wear our seatbelts, his tight hugs and of course seeing that beautiful smile. He is such a special boy,and we are so indebted and grateful to all of you who remember our sweet boy in your thoughts and prayers. If you'd like to follow Will's progress, we have a page for him on Facebook, under Prayers for Will. ..

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