Jack Foley (aka John, Babe, Daddy, Paw) was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in July of 2021. He is the father of 3 amazing girls - Kate (24), Caroline (23) and Georgia (12).
Jack’s approach to his diagnosis was truly amazing. He never felt sorry for himself, he never got angry, discouraged or upset. He accepted it. And for him, it was full-on fight mode. We had to defy the odds. I researched the diagnosis endlessly, joined all the facebook communities, searched for long term survivors to understand what they did to achieve their outcome. I knew the odds were stacked against us, but I believed in Jack. My husband could literally do anything he put his mind to – and now he had to survive.
Jack fought bravely for 13 months. We found a way to find joy in every day… even on the days were that impossibly hard. Glioblastoma took everything from him. He loved books and news and politics – and he could no longer read. He had a sharp sense of humor coupled with quick wit – and he could no longer speak. He ran on the treadmill everyday – he could no longer move. It is a cruel disease.
On August 10, 2022 the world became a darker place. We lost Jack. And now I am a 49 year old widow, his daughters no longer have a “Daddy” (to Georgia age 12) or “Paw” (to Kate and Caroline ages 24 and 23 respectively). A scenario we could never have imagined last summer. Together, we will continue to fight 4Jack… because what happened to him is wrong and unfair.
We have to find a way to end GBM and the suffering it causes. It’s too much for any family to have to bear. Team 4Jack is about protecting other families from this horrific cancer through fundraising efforts. Please join us to help raise awareness and provide better treatment and resources for all families impacted by brain tumors.
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