Jake and his sweet girlfriend, Katie, were on an incredible trip to Paris and Amsterdam when Jake began experiencing severe abdominal and back pain. He fought through the pain, fabulous wine, a scenic canal tour, museums, the Eiffel Tower and endless views. Upon his return home, he continued to fight increasing pain. Despite missed diagnoses from several doctors -- he finally received excellent guidance from a "angel" at United Hospital to whom our entire family is forever grateful. On the day after Thanksgiving, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. His orchiectomy was November 29th, and it was confirmed the cancer has not spread to the other teste. It is an aggressive chemo routine due to the fact the cancer has spread to his lymph nodes.
Our faith , our family, our friends and our work colleagues have been unconditional in their support. Thank you.
If you are a prayer warrior (we have hundreds!) please get in line with us. If you are sending us all the positive energy in the universe you can muster -- are arms are wide open. If you are a person of action -- send recipes for those many restrictions on the "chemo" diet. We appreciate all the gifts our team brings to us.
We are rich with many blessings. Jake told his sister Maggie he wants lots of baby Sage time to keep him smiling. Katie's mom, Barb, is a cancer survivor filled with rich knowledge.
While my parents sat with us today at the Surgery Center, I thought of how my dad is a witness to survival and faith and the will to live strong. Todd's dad, George, sits above us and, knowing this cancer walk, he protects us and sends us "angels" and gifts each day. Please check out the picture in the gallery of Jake standing on a bridge in Amsterdam with the picture of Grandpa George being held next to him. Jake and Katie were searching for the location where this picture had been taken 50+ years ago. They had great success.
Together ... Julie and Todd Endersbe on behalf of our son, Jacob Francis Endersbe