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Fundraising Effort Established “For Jake’s Sake”

June 22, 2014 at 11:42 AM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Jacob Wustefeld was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma‎ in February just 3 days shy of his 18th birthday.

After undergoing a prescribed regimen of treatment at the Valerie Fund Children's Cancer Center, the family received the heart-breaking news that the chemotherapy did not work and that Jacob’s cancer had progressed. He was diagnosed with Stage III Refractory T-Cell Histiocyte Rich Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, which is less common and harder to cure.

Jacob’s parents, Rick Wustefeld and Marla Salz, will be taking Jacob to the National Institute of Health (NIH)  in Bethesda, MD, for a clinical trial of an aggressive treatment regimen coupled with a possible stem cell transplant (for which they hope his siblings, Sam and Harrison, could be a match). Jacob will spend a week at NIH every 21 days for several months, and he will continue treatments at the Valerie Center in between visits.

Friends and family have embarked on a frund-raising effort to help with medical expenses.  To contribute “For Jake’s Sake”, visit the that has been established or donate a check (payable to Jacob Wustefeld) to Jessica Wilkins, 1650 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. There will be a bin on the front porch marked “For Jake’s Sake.”

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