Desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare and aggressive type of cancer that typically occurs as masses in the abdomen. Because the disease is often misdiagnosed tumors frequently remain undetected and can grow quite large and metastasize to other parts of the body.
The disease can metastasize through the lymph nodes or the blood stream affecting the spleen, diaphragm, liver, intestines, lungs, bones, bladder, central nervous system and the brain. It is primarily a childhood cancer and the prognosis is poor.
In June of last year I told you about my friend Mark and his family, his beautiful wife Akiko, their two boys, Joshua and Jeremy, and their little girl, Jaimie. Jaime was diagnosed with DSRCT in December of 2012. A lot of you pledged miles for #TeamJaimie and some of you donated to the Go Fund me page set up for her. I tried to give you updates occasionally but I didn’t want to invade their privacy and I still don’t want to.
On Friday morning, Jaimie passed away.
I can’t even begin to imagine what Mark and Akiko and the family must be going through right now, what they’ve been through, it’s just heartbreaking. Sometimes, there are no words. I continue to pray for the family.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”