Mile #97 Jesse
Jesse Keller, currently 4 years old. Jesse was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma at 2 years old. He received treatment for about 2 years at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia PA. Jesse’s treatment was long, and consisted of 7 rounds of intense Chemotherapy, 2 bone marrow transplants back to back, surgical removal of his left adrenal gland, 12 rounds of radiation, and 5 rounds of immunotherapy. Jesse beat cancer in July of 2018. We have been followed up with scans every 3 months since his remission. Well 2 weeks ago we found out Jesse relapsed. Treatment starts next week, not really sure what our road map is yet.
Cancer does not define my child though, Jesse is the sweetest little boy. And he just wants to be a kid. He loves to play and get wild since he finally broke out of his little shell. He loves dinosaurs, and legos. He loves to snuggle with me, and I flood him with affection. He tells me he’s never going to leave me, and I believe him.