Welcome to Jaden's Page
Jaden was born into this world like many other babies, loved by his parents, older brother, family and friends. He talked before he could walk. He loved Elmo, Backyardigans, WowWow Wubbzy and had an imaginary friend that was a fly when he was a toddler. He quickly realized he wanted to be like his older brother, Andrew, playing sports and video games. They shared a love for the WWE, football and basketball.
Jaden has a sense of humor that is beyond his years and usually leaves adults laughing and kids his age confused. He is caring, compassionate, loves God and Jesus, his family, friends and his puppy Chewbacca which he nick named “Chewy.” He loves to hang out on Friday nights and cheer on the RHHS Wildcats and his favorite player…Andrew. He loves to play basketball, Pokémon and video games. Jaden has dreams of being an NBA player or a veterinarian.
Jaden was a healthy baby and toddler. On March 6, 2017 Jaden went to his pediatrician for allergy meds, because he had developed a cough. I was asked to take him to the ER for a chest X-ray, because one lung did not have a lot of air moving. I immediately took him to the ER for what I thought was phenomena. We certainly were not prepared for the results that came to us about 10 hours later showing Jaden had T-Cell ALL a form of Leukemia.
Jaden, having the sense of humor and maturity beyond his years went into this head on, even though his family and friends were very confused and in disbelief. He listened to the physicians and nurses discuss treatments, and clinics along with hospital admissions. He knew this disease would take him away from all his normal activities and school. It would limit time spent with family and friends, even at home due to the risk of someone having an illness that could be transmitted to him.
Jaden has been very strong on this journey, he continues to tackle every obstacle that comes his way. He rarely shows signs of fear, and is always reminding us how important it is to be treated as a normal healthy child. The nurses and child life staff always know how to lift Jaden up, when he is going to feel pain or sadness by playing board games and making him smile. He has been very blessed to receive the best care from child oncology staff.
This journey has been overwhelming and very emotional. There is no doubt in any of our minds, that Jaden will not let this disease take over his life or take him down!!
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