Lexington County Fire Service
Jacob is a 10-year-old boy that was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leaukemia T Cells on Aug. 1, 2016. In June, Jacob's parents started noticing that Jacob's energy was declining and he seemed to be getting a cold.
He recovered, but his energy level kept declining. On July 3rd, they noticed that he had an enlarged lymph node on his neck. As they looked closer, they noticed that he had several swollen lymph nodes down his neck. He was immediately taken to get checked out. He saw many doctors and his blood work kept coming back great except that the enlarging lymph nodes where spreading all over his body. It appeared to be Mono, which is common among children his age.
He had a biopsy of the largest lymph node done the last week of July and besides being very tired and weak, it seemed nothing else was wrong. However, shortly after his checkup, he couldn't stand and began to lose his energy again. His Pediatrician ran another set of labs on Monday August 1 and 2 hours later he was being admitted for Leukemia.
Cancer has touched so many within our Fire Service. By supporting our team, we can help to fund research that will hopefully find cures for childhood cancers soon!