Mile #83 Jaden
This is my boy Jaden. He was just shy of his fifth birthday when he was diagnosed in 2014 with B-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. He went through 2.5 years of treatment, which ended in 2016.
This year he turns ten and we have had the all clear every checkup since the end of his treatment, although we still have many residual side effects from treatment. I’m so thankful for the work you do. I remember all too well what it was like practically living in the hospital and hating not being able to do anything to fix my boy. I also remember all too well how big of a deal it was to see him smile in those days. The few times he did it was because of kind souls like yourself taking the time to bring a few brief moments of joy into an otherwise dreary day.
I’m rooting so hard for you, Loren, and Katie on this Bigfoot challenge. The picture on the left is Jaden getting his first “tattoo” when he was still in treatment. On the right is this Christmas. He’s growing his hair out to donate it to kids like him ❤️❤️