K&C - Zack Easton, 11, osteosarcoma, Merrimac with his mother, Jackie 8-21-18

Zack and his mom met Kirk and Gerry during this year's Clinic visit.

In 2007, Zack injured his knee during karate class and an x-ray discovered a tumor in the upper half of his tibia.

His treatment included chemotherapy and surgery to remove the tumor/upper half of his tibia and knee and replace them with an extendable prosthetic implant. 

Chemotherapy concluded in May and all scans are clear. Currently, he goes to physical therapy to help him learn to walk again.

His hobbies include playing video games, hanging with friends, boating, swimming, and karate.

His family includes Jack, his mom, Rob, his dad, Kathryn, his sister, and Socks, his cat.

He likes the Jimmy Fund Clinic because of all the games, parties, nurses and doctors.

Zack feels that everyone at the Clinic are the kindest, most wonderful and caring people. They truly go above and beyond when caring for their patients and families.  They did their best to make Zack happy during his treatments.  He was sad when they stopped having to go into Clinic every week . . . he missed all the people.

Jackie and Kathryn have walked the 5-mile portion of the Jimmy Fund Walk many times to support her and Zack's friend, Avalanna Routh, who unfortunately lost her battle.  Now knowing firsthand what the Jimmy Fund does for families, reinforces their commitment to support Dana-Farber.
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