By October 2016, Jace was standing with help, “army crawling” across the floor and kicking his right leg.
“That,” said his mom, Jamie, “is a miracle of God and science.”
“We don’t think he would have made it, had we not gotten here,” said Jace’s dad, Jimmy.
“Or if he had, he would not have had the quality of life that St. Jude has allowed him to have, during or after treatment,” Jamie added.
Jace’s family never has to worry about how to pay for Jace’s treatment. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Jace, who is famous at St. Jude for his smile, used sign language to ask for more bubbles. St. Jude taught Jace to sign and is helping him fight his way back from a large cancerous tumor in his spinal cord. Jace’s mom describes his progress as “a miracle of God and science."
“Granted, the world runs on money, but at St. Jude, you don’t feel like a dollar sign to the hospital — you feel like a person,” said Jamie. “You know they’re caring about your kid, and they’re caring about the best thing for them, not the end-of-the-day dollar sign.”
Today, Jace remains in remission. He’s still working on regaining movement and walking with the help of a walker. He returns to St. Jude every two months for checkups and is absolutely obsessed with superheroes. And, he still has that JaceFace.