Hello family and friends. So many of you know about our sweet Jalesa. This site will act as a way to keep everyone informed with the latest info on Jalesa's health and treatment. Many of you are flooding the family with calls/texts and I know it is so appreciated. Keep them coming! Often it is so hard to respond back to everyone so this site should alleviate some of that responsibility from Jalesa and let her focus on rest and recovery.
I'll give the abbreviated version of how Jalesa got here.
Many of you know Jalesa came to Tolar to spend the summer with her family while Sam was deployed. After leaving for Clovis (their home) on August 8th with all three kids in tow. (Jasper 4, Jolene 2, January 6months) She was not feeling well when she left. Assuming it was a virus and that she would improve on she tried to weather it out at home. After becoming very ill Jalesa had a day of testing at the doctors office and a couple of ER visits before she was transferred to UMC Lubbock. Multiple tests in Lubbock confirmed that Jalesa has B cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia with a great deal of involvement in her liver. Although Lubbock is not far from Clovis and Jalesa and Sam's wonderful friends who had helped and cared for her and her children during her mysterious illness before being sent to Lubbock, it became clear that she needed a larger hospital that had the ability to do a bone marrow transplant if that became necessary. She was transferred to UT Southwestern in Dallas on August 28th. She has been undergoing diagnostic testing and as of September 1, has begun steroid therapy in preparation for chemo therapy.
Sam is here with her and able to be on leave from work. He is taking care of the kids along with help from their family.
Thank you for continued prayers and support for the Jones family.
Check here for updated and click the ways to help button at the top for a link to a gofund me page that has been created for them