In April of 2012 Jackson Nichols was a very active happy 2 years-old when his family noticed a few things that were concerning. It was late Easter Sunday and his parents felt it couldn’t wait until the next day so they headed to hospital. Once in the Emergency Department at Children’s Medical Center in Plano the ED team worked quickly and Jackson was diagnosed with pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Over the next 2.5 years he received the majority of his medical care in the Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Clinic at the Plano campus. He completed his treatment in January of 2015 and has been in remission ever since.
Jack is alive today because of the advances in treatment of pediatric cancers. But so much more research needs to be done. The National Cancer Institute gives only 4% of it's annual budget to ALL pediatric cancers combined. Fundraisers like this will enable more grants for research to be given out and hopefully we can continue to help kids get better!