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Jack M., SuperSib

Jack M

Jack is an energetic kid who gives 110% to everything he does. He loves playing sports or with LEGOs any chance he gets. Jack isn’t afraid of a challenge, so when his brother Colt was diagnosed with cancer, he wasn’t afraid to help. When it comes to taking care of his friends, Jack never has to think twice. His mom is proud of his positive attitude and ability to face every obstacle with a smile.

When Jack’s brother was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, the siblings had to spend eight months apart while Colt received treatment. Although Jack wasn’t allowed to visit him, distance wasn’t going to stop him from being there for Colt. The brothers spent a lot of time video-chatting, and Jack drew pictures for Colt to make his room at the hospital feel like home. Then from December to January, Colt started staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Western New York to keep close to Roswell Park. Fortunately, this made it easier for Jack to visit him. When it came time for his brother to receive a bone marrow transplant, Jack even proved to be the perfect match to donate his marrow!

Through it all, Jack has been able to look to his friends, family, and community for support whenever he needs it. Plus, receiving SuperSibs mail from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has helped him to realize that he is not alone. Now, Jack dedicates most of his time to sports and his awesome classmates at Portville Central School. With Colt in remission, Jack is finding more to smile about every day.

“My brother is the strongest kid I know.” – Jack