February 2019

Meet Silas…he’s all done with treatment.

Silas is a courageous three-year-old who just beat cancer. The day Silas finished his treatment, he ran into the Jacob’s Heart Family Center, with Thomas the Train in hand, pulled down his t-shirt and yelled

“Look guys, my port is gone!”

During seven long months battling nephroblastoma, Silas and his family were not alone. Jacob’s Heart was by their side every step of the way.

In addition to the emotional support Jacob’s Heart provided for Silas and his family, his mom expressed deep appreciation for the rides back and forth to treatment. “The trips up and back to Stanford are exhausting, I don’t know how we would have done it without rides from Jacob’s Heart that brought comfort and support along the journey”.
Silas’ older brother Eli shared his gratitude for the groceries Jacob’s Heart delivered to their home when he was in charge of making meals for the family during all those days when Silas and his mom were at the hospital.

Silas couldn’t stop smiling as his family celebrated his end of treatment—with the Jacob’s Heart team and Thomas by his side—as he placed his colorful handprints on the bright blue wall at the entrance of the Jacob’s Heart Family Center. Congratulations Silas, you certainly deserve to be our February Child of the Month!

“You have no idea what that meant to us to get those groceries”

Eli, Silas' brother