Love for Jake
Due to the outpouring of love and generosity we are re-opening a site to collect your kind words and support as we fight for a cure for Jake
Jake is now 21 months old and is still in the fight for his life. We have been reminded that you may have to fight a battle more than once to win it and we stand ready to fight and will not waiver in our love and belief in Jake. This site not only provided the Staniszewski family with funds to help with the cost of his treatment, but everyone's kind words have reassured our family that Jake is in your thoughts and prayers and has given us strength we didn't know we had. Please continue to pray for our amazing little Jake and our family as we fight for a cure.
From the original site: "While Jake is only 15 months old, his story began many years ago. After his big brother Luke was born, the Staniszewski family began the long journey to complete their family. A roller coaster ride of hope and heartache ensued as the family endured multiple rounds of in vitro fertilization. Finally, their prayers were answered and with great joy Jake was welcomed into the family. Everyone who knows Jake loves him and knows what a sweet, gentle, calm and happy soul he is. Tragically, a short time ago the unthinkable happened. Jake was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of pediatric cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. While the diagnosis is devastating we are confident that Jake, in all of his 15 months, possesses the strength and fortitude to earn the title survivor. He fought against the odds to get into this world now let all of us unite to hope and pray, with all of our love, for a miracle. As this amazing family begins the daunting task of fighting an ugly illness, the family and friends of Mark, Denise, Luke & Jake are uniting to help them in any way we can. The road ahead of them is long and we would like to make sure they can focus their energy on a cure. Whatever you can give, if just your positive thoughts, prayers and love is deeply appreciated."