Three days after his one month birthday- February 8th, 2017, Jerome Blue Manrique went in for an emergent surgery to biopsy a mass growing behind his eye and was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of childhood cancer. His parents Mario and Jennifer Manrique, along with his big brother DJ and family have spent the last few days at Seattle Childrens at his cribside. On Friday, February 9th, he ...again went to surgery to have a Hickman catheter (semi-permanent IV) placed in his right chest, which is how he will receive his chemotherapy. On February 11th, he received his first round of chemotherapy and will continue treatment at Childrens Hospital on an outpatient basis for the next 6 months, but since they live so far away (greater than 60 miles from hospital), the family will need to stay in Seattle at the Ronald McDonald House. Any funds raised will be used to help the family while they are out of work and living in Seattle for the next few months.
If you've ever been fortunate to have met Weaz and Jenn, you know first hand how open and loving and good hearted this couple is. They are the most friendly, giving people and have touched so many people with their love. We are all better by knowing them. They are part of an amazing family that is supportive and gives all they can to whoever is in need. Please return the favor in this incredible hard time as they try to navigate these rough waters and find a new "normal". Please share this page with as many people as you can and lets help support this great family.
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