Just for Jantzen

For: Martha Myers Potter
Organizer: Candace Myers
Just for Jantzen (Martha Myers Potter)
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 35 donors
48% Complete
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The Story

On November 9th, 14 month old Jantzen Burrow was taken to see his pediatritian for what was assumed to be a routine ear infection. His pediatritan sent him to Children's ER immediately for a CAT Scan where seven tumors were found on the base of his brain and spine. The largest of these tumors is wrapped around his brain stem.

Jantzen was immediatley admitted to Children's Medical Center of Dallas where within 48 hours he under went major brain surgery in an atempt to remove the malignant tumors. During the procedure only one tumor and half of another were safely removed. These highly-malignant, fast-growing brain tumors are known as medullobalstoma.
Post- operative complications arose for baby Jantzen. Once his draingage tube was removed it was discovered that he had a bacterial infection of the membranes covering his brain and spinal cord. This infection is known as meningitis.
Jantzen will start chemotherapy with in the next week. The doctors estimate that with 12 months of chemotherapy there is a strong chance these tumors can shrink to a managable size. Please help Jantzen, his mother Jennifer and Grandmother Martha during this difficult time.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 2, 2014

Posted on December 2, 2014

Jantzen went to be with Lord yesterday evening. He left this world in peace and wearing his favorite tennis shoes. Jantzen's family is very thankful for the love and support each of you have given and continue to give during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements:

Visitation: Thursday, Dec 4th, 6-8pm
Funeral Service: Friday, Dec 5th, 11:00am

Emerald Hills Funeal Home
500 W Sublett Road
Kennedale, TX 76060

Posted on September 5, 2014

Posted on September 5, 2014

Family, Friends, and Supporters of Jantzen,

Please forgive the lack of updates on Jantzen. It has been a struggle finding words for this delicate situation.
On Tuesday, August 26th, Jantzen underwent an MRI to see the progress of the Meduloblastoma. That scan revealed several new tumors that now cover both sides of this brain and his spine. 17  tumors total.
It was decided as of today that Jantzen would benefit most by being discharged from Children's Medical Center of Dallas, and kept comfortable by hospice at homë.

Martha Potter (Jantzen's grandma), sent me the following message today. I am sharing it because her words perfectly define the sweet-hearted, fun- loving little boy that Jantzen is......

Jantzen was just discharged. He is starting on hospice now. It is not 24/7 hospice, but several times a week, and of course as needed. He rode his car out of the hospital with a smile on his face!

I ask ALL of you to please pray for this sweet family; Jennifer Manlove, Martha and David Potter, and of course for Jantzen Burrow.

If you wish to send them sweet notes of encouragnent and prayer lifting them up during this difficult time the address is 1238 Neptune, Cedar Hill, Texas 75104

Posted on June 3, 2014

Posted on June 3, 2014

Here is the information we received today on Jantzen's MRI, lumbar puncture, and hearing test that was done yesterday. 

Lumbar puncture was CLEAR of any cancer cells!!! 
MRI shows the tumor on the brain stem is not any larger or any smaller. (Jantzen will stay on course with chemotherapy orally at home for the next six months with blood work and physicals weekly) 
Hearing test was PERFECT!!! (They reported they are glad to know he can hear them..... Maybe just some selective hearing) 
Please continue to pray for more shrinkage of rumors. Today was great news. We are definitely moving in the right direction.

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