Resource Highlight: Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation
A stage 4 cancer diagnosis is tough, but it can be especially stressful for young moms or dads who have children still in the home and worry about missed milestones and fading memories. Enter: Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, an organization that sends families on a “prescribed time out” from cancer – a “wow” experience for families to create memories together while they can.
“It’s not where they go, it’s that they go,” said foundation founder Jon Albert. “We give them a chance to create fun memories while they can. We are trying to give each family their own unique, treasured time together.”
Albert founded the organization after his own wife was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. The couple decided to spend as much time making memories with their young children as they could before her cancer made it impossible.
“I couldn’t save my wife’s life, but I can do this. It’s exceptionally bittersweet, but it’s oh, so sweet,” Albert said.
Families eligible for support from Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation are those with young moms or dads that have been diagnosed with stage 4, limited life expectancy cancer. They must have at least 1 child between the ages of 3-18 and need to have generally between 6-18 months to live.
Learn more at https://www.jajf.org/