JJ Thomas

First post: 11/7/2016 Latest post: 9/18/2017
Hi my name is Jacob Joseph Thomas a.k.a. JJ. I play football, soccer, basketball, golf, and maybe track next year. I have a family of five (Mom, Dad, Larkin, Zach, and me) and they all love me so much. I have a lot of friends that support me like crazy. I've never had so much support in my life. I didn't go to school Friday, November 4 because of a fever  because I had strep throat two weeks before that but they had blood drawn at the doctor's office just in case. I was scared because blood drawn just made me feel queasy, but i did not know why I had to. I went home and just chilled and watched a movie. Then I went on a walk with my mom. When we started walking back home I saw my dad walking up with my mom's phone. He said the doctor called and also he wanted to have my mom have the phone if he called again. Then I got a weird feeling in my gut. I saw my dad walking behind us with his hands on his head crying. My dad never cries unless it's something big. At that moment I ran home crying. I knew what it was, I knew it was cancer. I just new. I didn't want to say it aloud because that scared me more than anything. I took a shower and my dad told me that I needed to get out and that we were going to the hospital right away. That was when my emotions just exploded. I got dressed through tears. As I heard my dad scream downstairs. I knew it was bad. We drove to the hospital (me, my mom, and my dad). When we got in the hospital we waited for what felt like an hour but it probably only 15 minutes.  I went into one of the rooms and they were going to draw my blood again. Finally my mom told me why we came to the hospital. I had an abnormal blood test that looked like it could possibly be leukemia which is a blood cancer. That's when I burst out into tears. I knew they were hiding something. I got my blood tested again and we  waited in the room for about an hour until one doctor came back and said one thing. "It's bad news." That was when my mom, my dad, and me all broke out into tears. That was when the cancer was confirmed. Ever since that day, my family, my doctors, and my friends have fighting leukemia with me and I can feel it that we are going to beat it. I know this because God told me. And that is the reason why I will beat it because God is fighting with me and he is more powerful than anything else in life. We're going to kick leukemia in the butt together. Thanks for all the support.

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