Good Hood Club

The Jacob Zip-Up

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The Jacob Zip-Up is named in honour of POGO ambassador, Jacob. Jacob was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic only three days after his 13th birthday. Jacob has another cycle of chemotherapy in August 2021. If all goes well, he is slated to ring the bell signalling his end of treatment on September 17th, 2021.

Check out the entire story below:

Three days after his 13th birthday, Jacob was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and at the hospital getting a blood transfusion.

“When I heard the diagnosis, I felt relieved. I think people thought I was faking being sick all the time because I was being bullied at school. At least now they would know I wasn’t lying about not being able to do gym and other stuff at school.” - Jacob

“There have been a lot of challenges for our family. Jacob’s health has been up and down over the past two years, his older brother is autistic, and my husband had a stroke years back that left him partially paralyzed. We have been struggling financially and treading water just to keep everyone’s needs met. Jacob’s older sister stepped into the role of the other parent and has helped manage his care since the beginning—we couldn’t have gotten through this without her.” - Sherry

Jacob has another cycle of chemotherapy in August 2021. If all goes well, he is slated to ring the bell signalling the end of treatment on September 17, 2021.

The POGO Financial Assistance Program helps families pay for unexpected out-of-pocket costs associated with their child’s treatment, including reimbursement for the cost of food while at the hospital, accommodation when travelling for treatment and babysitting for siblings left at home.

 

 

 

 

 

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